Since the Pope’s Catholicism is considered beyond doubt, the question, “Is the Pope Catholic,” is normally considered the height of irony.
We raise it today since Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican city/state within Rome, recently welcomed Joe Biden to the Vatican as Biden was on his way to the EU Summit meeting — where he ultimately joined with European members endorsing punishing tax rates on job creating corporations. The world’s highest ranking Catholic men, one of whom is the second U.S. Catholic president, discussed climate change, income inequality and other topics reaching paramount status on the agenda of the left. They also joked about their ages — Francis, nearing 85, and Biden, soon to turn 79 — and drinking, a topic not unknown to the former Argentine bar bouncer Pope.
Among the inanities, Biden asked Francis, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”
What was skirted was the topic of abortion, disallowed by church teachings and viewed negatively by all pro-life political conservatives. Catholic Biden has encountered pushback from Catholic Bishops for his pro-abortion and same-sex marriage stance as he continues to take communion.
At the conclusion of their Friday meeting, Biden told the press that the Pope blessed his rosary and called him “a good Catholic.”
Either Biden is lying or the Pope isn’t Catholic.