Pope Francis, with then US Vice-President Joe Biden, waves from the US Capitol balcony in September 2015. Photo: AFP Pope Francis, with then US Vice-President Joe Biden, waves from the US Capitol balcony in September 2015. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis, with then US Vice-President Joe Biden, waves from the US Capitol balcony in September 2015. Photo: AFP

Pope Francis congratulates Joe Biden, stepping into political fray

  • Pontiff offers ‘blessings’ to US president-elect in phone call, after four years of clashes with Trump on China, climate change, immigration and other issues
  • Biden has drawn fire from fellow American Catholics for his views on abortion rights

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
Pope Francis, with then US Vice-President Joe Biden, waves from the US Capitol balcony in September 2015. Photo: AFP Pope Francis, with then US Vice-President Joe Biden, waves from the US Capitol balcony in September 2015. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis, with then US Vice-President Joe Biden, waves from the US Capitol balcony in September 2015. Photo: AFP
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