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Welcome To The White House, Pontifex!

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) comments to Pope Francis as they watch from onstage as the "Old Guard" fife and drum corps marches past during an official welcome ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama comments to Pope Francis as they watch from onstage as the “Old Guard” fife and drum corps marches past during an official welcome ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House

Pope Francis listens as President Barack Obama welcomes him during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pope Francis listens as President Barack Obama welcomes him during a state arrival ceremony

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President Barack Obama walk out of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, to greet Pope Francis for a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) listens as Pope Francis speaks during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. The pontiff is on his first visit to the United States. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stands with U.S. bishops and members of the President Barack Obama's cabinet during an arrival ceremony for Pope Francis at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Pope Francis upon his arrival at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Pope Francis watch onstage as the "Old Guard" fife and drum corps marches past during an official welcome ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

President Barack Obama leans over to talk to Pope Francis during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Pope Francis wave to the crowd on South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Pope Francis wave to the 11,000 people on South Lawn of the White House

President Barack Obama points out some of the highlights on the Washington Mall to Pope Francis from the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 during a state arrival ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks back at Pope Francis as he delivers remarks upon the pontiff's arrival at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after this welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds with Pope Francis (L) as the pontiff is welcomed to the White House during a ceremony in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (R), first lady Michelle Obama, and Pope Francis wave from a balcony during an official welcoming ceremony held at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Pope Francis (L) as the pontiff is welcomed to the White House during a ceremony in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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President Barack Obama talks with Pope Francis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, accompanied by Msgr. Mark Miles, the English translator for the Pontiff, walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, accompanied by Msgr. Mark Miles, the English translator for the Pontiff, walk down the Colonnade

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) smiles with Pope Francis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. The pontiff is on his first visit to the United States. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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141 Responses to “Welcome To The White House, Pontifex!”


  1. 1 desertflower
    September 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Love!

  2. 8 cd4biden
    September 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Good morning TOD, Your Holiness, PBO and all those thousands at the WH and along the parade route.. What a great day for witnessing this remarkable event. {{everyone}}

  3. September 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Stunning collection, NW!! Thank you so much for collecting these. They’re a beautiful window into the relationship of this two astonishing men.

  4. 17 carolyn
    September 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    These two men are certainly what this tired world needed at this time in history! So thankful for both of them.

  5. September 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

  6. 20 amk for obama
    September 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    LOL.

  7. 22 amk for obama
    September 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I knew it.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  8. 24 Nerdy Wonka
    September 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

  9. September 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Great photos of a great event!

  10. 31 amk for obama
    September 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    and I am outta here.

  11. 33 mtmarilyn
    September 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Oh NW, those pictures are stunning. So glad I was able to watch it all live. Tomorrow I will be working so we will see what I can hear of the speech to Congress. I can’t wait to hear what the Pope has to say. Thank you all for the glorious day!

  12. 35 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  13. September 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Such wonderful pictures and FLOTUS looks lovely as always.

  14. 38 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

  15. 39 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm

  16. 40 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

  17. September 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Legend!!!!!!!

  18. 43 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm

  19. September 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm

  20. September 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Let this sink for awhile.

    • 48 desertflower
      September 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      This is low though…this is an older photo of Christie, I think…he’s still overweight, but not this overweight….

    • 51 GGail
      September 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Here’s the story.

      Governor Chris Christie has told the leader of New Jersey’s National Guard to slim down.
      The order comes after the Pentagon reprimanded Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff for his weight, and dodging fitness tests, CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported Tuesday.
      Christie and Cunniff have been seen together in the past reviewing troops, but now New Jersey’s National Guard leader is scrutiny himself for not being in shape and flunking, and then skipping, physical fitness tests.
      Christie, who appointed Cunniff and is his boss as the state’s commander in chief, didn’t want to talk about the situation on Tuesday.
      But in statement, the governor, who has struggled with his own weight for years, including undergoing Lap-Band stomach surgery, said Cunniff didn’t tell him he was reprimanded.
      Now, Christie is giving Cunniff 90 days to trim down.
      “Every individual in the military has to be combat ready … and he has to meet the physical standards, just like any other member of the U.S. Military,” said retired U.S. Navy Lt. Steven Rogers.
      Cunniff admitted in a statement he didn’t meet military fitness requirements, saying, “I have struggled with weight control my entire adult life. However, I do recognize that military members and leaders, like myself, are held to a higher standard.”
      He said he’s now training and getting help from a nutritionist.
      Rogers said Cunniff should have been a role model.
      “Look, you’re a leader, you’re a general, you have a responsibility to your troops to make sure that you’re physically fit,” he said.
      One college student, training to be in the Air Force, told Sloan he was disappointed in Cunniff.
      “One of our Air Force core values is integrity, so he’s kind of lying. That breaks his core values,” NJIT student Michael La said.
      It’s unclear how much weight Cunniff needs to lose, but his waist size was reportedly four-and-half inches over what it should be, according to his last fitness test three years ago, Sloan reported.

  21. 53 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

  22. 55 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Yogi Bera passed away yesterday. He was 90.

  23. 57 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

  24. September 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Mission accomplished.

  25. September 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

  26. 67 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm

  27. 69 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

  28. 70 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    😀 ❤ ❤ ❤ 😀

  29. September 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Fascinating – I thought of Pope Francis as a native speaker of Spanish, but his *English* sounds like that of an Italian …

  30. September 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

  31. 81 Allison
    September 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm

  32. 82 donna dem 4 obama
    September 23, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD

    I was in my car this afternoon driving to an appointment and I came across Joy Ann Reid on the radio. Now I was on a station that I don’t normally frequent and I don’t know if she was filling in for someone but her topic was quite interesting. She had on an AA spokeswoman for Bernie Sanders. This woman went on to explain what a Democratic Socialist is and how Bernie is wonderful and blah, blah, blah.

    Once she was gone Joy had two other AA panelist on and the question she asked them was if Bernie’s campaign was viable and they each gave plausible answers for and against but then Joy went on to explain to them what she sees on twitter. She explained that she often witnesses “dustups” with Black Twitter, BLM, Obama supporters vs. the Feel the Bern crowd. Joy said that from what she sees these people are not feeling the bern. She asked her guest what she felt Bernie needed to do to get AA support since he is polling so poorly with this group. The female guest said there are two things. She said he had to engage them directly and in a better way and then she had the money quote. She said he needs to stop bashing and criticizing the President whether directly or indirectly. She gave the example of Bernie speaking ill of the Presidents signature legislation (ObamaCare) with all this talk about Single Payer and how this will not win him any votes in the AA community. She reminded the listeners that the President has been sued numerous times over ACA and twice the Supreme Court has had to rule that it is the law of the land. She said if this system which is not perfect by any means is being fought still to this day then how on earth is Bernie Sanders going to be able to do even more? She said the whole premise of his campaign is essentially a joke considering the makeup of Congress. I was hollering Hallelujah because somebody is finally speaking the reality of the Sanders campaign.

    • 83 Dudette
      September 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Joy is so on point! Love her!

      She’s filling in this week on SiriusXM Insight Hour -12Noon-1PM Eastern. I’ve been listening to that show online this week because of her. Missed her today though.

      • 84 donna dem 4 obama
        September 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm

        Oh okay it was really good today. I think radio is her forum IMO. She talks fast which is great for radio and as you said she is so on point.

  33. 86 rikyrah
    September 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    And Latinos will go for Marco, because????

    Marco Rubio Rules Out Path to Citizenship During His Presidency
    The Florida senator takes a position that could cost him Hispanic voters in a general election.
    Sahil Kapur Sahil Kapur

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has effectively ruled out granting lawful permanent residency to undocumented immigrants if he makes it to the White House, even for a second term.

    Pressed by conservative host Sean Hannity during a Monday night interview on Fox News, the Florida senator said he’s open to a path to citizenship for people in the U.S. illegally, but only a decade or more after passage of bills to secure the border and modernize the legal immigration system.

    “I don’t think it’s a decision you have to make on the front end. The first two things you have to do is stop illegal immigration, then second you have to modernize our legal immigration system, and then third you can have a debate about how to even legalize people to begin with,” Rubio said. “And then ultimately in 10 or 12 years you could have a broader debate about how has this worked out and should we allow some of them to apply for green cards and eventually citizenship

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-09-22/marco-rubio-rules-out-path-to-citizenship-during-his-presidency

    • 87 jackiegrumbacher
      September 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Rikyrah, the illusion that Hispanics will vote for Rubio (should he ever make the general) is based on the rock hard belief among the GOP that Hispanics are stupid and can’t tell the difference between a phony and the genuine article. They had a similar idea about Palin and now Fiorino–just put up a female or a Latino and you’ll scoop up all the votes. Rubio is an empty suit whose personal life is a financial mess and who gives the impression of standing for nothing but his own self aggrandizement. Most Hispanics are smart enough not to fall for his act.

  34. 88 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

  35. 89 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm

  36. 92 idon
    September 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Did anyone see this? This year, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry will not attend Clinton Global Initiative event in New York. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/obama-skips-clinton-global-initiative-new-york-213944#ixzz3magSb1S5

    • 93 Dudette
      September 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Hmmmm. 🙂

      • 94 99ts
        September 23, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        I’m reading late Dudette – (you’ve noticed 🙂 ) Report said PBO etc couldn’t fit the Clinton event into the schedule – but one thinks it is a smart move to stay away from the media making remarks about PBO preferences during the campaign.

  37. September 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    The little girl that was allowed to approach the Pope during the parade:

  38. 100 Nena20409
    September 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    GA TOD.
    Wow! Wow! Wow!
    As a Roman Catholic, I am extremely grateful for all the Coverage by TODable TOD Community. Thank you, Chips and your able wonderful bts and contributors for all you do. 🍸 ❤ 😎 ^5 ^5
    Gold ⭐ winners since last night to this current post, I salute you all. Congratulations!

  39. 103 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm

  40. 104 Linda
    September 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Chris Cuomo is so excited he was just yelling ” Papa Francisco ” ” Papa Francisco “……as Pope Francis passed the media area

  41. 106 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Nice!

  42. 107 MightyPamela
    September 23, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    In tears again, the photos, the Light all around them, PBO and MO, and the Pope. I think the timing of this trip could be more awesome. ❤

  43. 108 donna dem 4 obama
    September 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    This is my first Instagram :shy:

  44. 112 Nena20409
    September 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

  45. 113 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I swear I kept thinking he looked like some celebrity; just couldn’t name him. Welp, mystery solved!

  46. 117 Nena20409
    September 23, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    9-23-15
    WH Presser by Josh “The Voice” Earnest.
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?328176-2/white-house-briefing&live

  47. 119 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    September 23, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND JOYFUL DAY TODAY…I WISH IT WAS LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME!

  48. 120 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    May I just say: My President is looking MIGHTY phoine!

  49. 122 Dudette
    September 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

  50. 123 Nena20409
    September 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    • 124 jacquelineoboomer
      September 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Very observant, Markie!

      Looked it up and “SCV-1” stands for “Status Civitatis Vaticanae,” Latin for “state of the Vatican City.”

  51. 125 Nena20409
    September 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  52. 126 Nena20409
    September 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    For The Trekkies and the Science Nerd Geeks at TOD 😉

  53. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    September 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Sounds like Brian Williams is giving coverage of the Canonization Mass by the Pope, along with Maria Shriver and others, on MSNBC.

  54. 129 rikyrah
    September 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    OK…BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  55. 131 rikyrah
    September 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

  56. 133 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    September 23, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    BBL…THE CONSERVATIVE REACTION TO THE POPE IS MAKING ME NAUSEOUS…THEN AGAIN WHAT’S NEW????

  57. September 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  58. 137 donna dem 4 obama
    September 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I guest there is a good reason why this man remains at Fox. ???

  59. 139 Nena20409
    September 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Happy Birthday to The Man, Bruce Springsteen……..The BOSS!


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