Notable moments in the nearly 100-year history of meetings between popes and US presidents

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Notable moments in the nearly 100-year history of meetings between popes and US presidents

** FILE ** President John F. Kennedy and Pope Paul VI talk at the Vatican in this July 2, 1963 file photo. Kennedy's meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican was historic: the first Roman Catholic president of the United States was seeing the Roman Catholic pontiff only days after his coronation. Kennedy _ who struggled against anti-Catholic bias during his presidential campaign _ only shook hands with the pope rather than kissing his ring, as is the usual practice for Catholics. (AP Photo/File) (The Associated Press)

President John F. Kennedy stands with Pope Paul VI at an audience in the Vatican July 2, 1963. Kennedy's meeting with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican was historic: the first Roman Catholic president of the United States was seeing the Roman Catholic pontiff only days after his coronation. Kennedy _ who ...

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