Meeting with the Pope, Joe Biden told a story that has left many Americans dumbfounded.
Biden awkwardly begins, “There is a famous African-American baseball player in America.”
Then a translator came to assist Biden with his story for the Pope.
Biden “uttered a line that is so awkward that it defies belief,” Becker News notes.
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Biden told reporters that the topic of abortion did not come up.
“No, it didn’t,” Biden said when asked if abortion came up.
“We just talked about the fact that he was happy that I was a good Catholic and… keep receiving communion,” Biden added.
Biden did not take communion with the Pope. When asked if the Pope said he should keep receiving communion, the president replied, “yes.”
Biden also noted the Pope blessed his rosary.
More from Becker News:
…the Pope laughing shows this is what he said. After a 75 minute meeting. This is not the behavior of a serious person, let alone one of the two ‘most powerful Catholics’ in the world.
The remark happened after they exchanged gifts at their meeting on Thursday. Biden spoke to the pope about Satchel Paige, the trailblazing Black baseball pitcher, and made a joke about their ages, CNN reported.
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“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? You’re 65. I’m 60,” Biden said.
During the meeting, Biden gave the pope a presidential challenge coin and called him the ‘most significant warrior for peace I’ve ever met,’ NBC reported.
“I know my son would want me to give this to you,” Biden said, referring to his late son Beau Biden.
The two have met on three previous occasions. Biden is the second Catholic President in U.S. history.