The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi51° Rain

Tonight

Lo45° Rain Likely

Friday

Hi55° Rain

Friday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi53° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo36° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi53° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi54° Slight Chc Rain

Monday Night

Lo47° Chance Rain

Obama, Francis find common ground, sharp divisions

Send to Kindle
Print This

VATICAN CITY — Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting today with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues like economic inequality during a much-anticipated Vatican visit.

After Obama’s hourlong audience with the pope, the Vatican said discussions centered on questions of “particular relevance for the church in that country, such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection” — issues that have fueled divisions between Obama and Catholics in the U.S.

View my optionsorSign in