Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Archbishop Dolan: 'a bit more at peace' after meeting with President Obama

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), met with President Barack Obama at the White House on November 8.

Archbishop Dolan said at a November 14 press conference that he left the meeting “a bit more at peace [about religious liberty] than when I entered” and that he believed the president to be “very open to the sensitivities” of Catholics about religious liberty.

“The meeting between President Obama and Archbishop Dolan on November 8 at the White House was very cordial and included pertinent moral concerns arising in foreign and domestic policy, issues of both agreement and disagreement,” according to a USCCB statement released on November 14. “Both President Obama and Archbishop Dolan agreed that this was a private meeting, so no further details will be discussed.”

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