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11-28-2013, 08:07 PM #1
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The rising power of Russia’s Vladimir Putin was in stark display this week as he commanded an audience with Pope Francis — and then forced the pontiff to wait for almost an hour for the face-to-face meeting.

The pope waited on Mr. Putin to show for 40 minutes, Religion News Service reported. And Bloomberg put the wait-time even higher, at 50 minutes.

The meeting this week was billed as a historic summit between the two power-players, and went forth behind closed doors, for about 35 minutes. Both Mr. Putin and the pope are in agreement about the need to bring a diplomatic wrap to the years-long conflict in Syria.

The meeting underscored Mr. Putin’s rising clout in the world — and many pundits noted the absence of President Obama in such a powwow.

The Vatican and Russia’s government have weathered some frosty relations in the past, with the Kremlin complaining that the Church intrudes on political affairs. But Mr. Putin and the present pope seemed poised to chip away some of that ice. The meeting, described by Vatican officials as “constructive” and “cordial,” nonetheless did not lead to an announcement of further planned talks.


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11-28-2013, 08:27 PM #2
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I was secretly hoping the Pope chose Putin as room mate for summer camp summit. I bet their pillow fights would be epic.


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11-28-2013, 08:34 PM #3
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11-28-2013, 08:48 PM #4
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Putin's pretty popular in the US. Unlike some... other... unmentionable... nevermind.

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