Pope Denies Audience With Pompeo Citing Election

A Vatican spokesperson has confirmed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be granted an audience with Pope Francis during his trip to Rome, citing the Holy See’s long-standing custom of not meeting with political figures ahead of elections. What do you think?

“Good. I don’t want Pompeo influencing his vote.”

Sandra Flanegan • Systems Analyst

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“It’s a sign of the times we live in that now even the secretary of state is considered a political figure.”

Nick Spector • Hoagie Enthusiast

“Wow. How unpatriotic can this pope get?”

Douglas Glass • Theater Repurposer

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