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US Vice President Pence to Pope Francis: you made me a hero

Jan 24, 2020 - Associated Press

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.

Before journa...