US Vice President Pence to Pope Francis: you made me a hero
VATICAN CITY (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Pope Francis, "You made me a hero" back home by granting him a private audience at the Vatican on Friday.
The pontiff and the vice president had a private hour-long conservation. Pence was beaming when the rest of his delegation was ushered into the papal library after the one-to-one talk.
The hero description apparently referred to Pence's roots in a Catholic family. He later became an evangelical Christian.