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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 met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, discussing the anti-abortion march in Washington and telling the pontiff, "You made me a hero" back home by granting him a private audience.

The pope and the vice president had a private hour-long conversation. Pence was beaming after the meeting, which appeared to be particularly cordial.

The hero description apparently referred to Pence's Catholic family upbringing. He later became an...