Recent Presidents and the Popes

Bush Remarks to Pope June 04, 2004
This is the speech President George W. Bush presented the Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II.

Photo: Bush and Pope John Paul II.

Offering Regrets 7/4/2005
“The three most recent U.S. presidents knelt in silent tribute before John Paul’s body in St. Peter’s Basilica late Wednesday. Joining the tribute were the two other members of their delegation, first lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“Bush is the first U.S. president to attend a papal burial ceremony. Lyndon Johnson led the delegation to Pope John XXIII’s funeral in 1963, when
Johnson was vice president.

“The Americans knelt for about five minutes, heads bowed, as choral music
filled the huge structure…”

Photo: President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, pay respects to dead pope dressed in red and white.

President Bush visits Pope Benedict at the Vatican June 16, 2007
A number of photos of President George W. and Laura Bush and Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at the Vatican.

Bush says he sees God in eyes of Pope Washington DC, April 13, 2008

Pope Lays on special Vatican welcome for Bush June 13, 2008.
This article speculates that President George W. Bush may convert to Catholicism like his brother, Jeb Bush and former prime minister Tony Blair did.

Not mentioned in the article is that President George W. Bush’s sister, Dorothy Bush Koch, graduated in 1982, from the Jesuit Boston College, and that Jeb Bush is a Knight of Columbus.

This information is for my post:
The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Politics

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