Pope Meets with President Bush

July 24, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On July 24, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "Pope John Paul II told President Bush...that the creation of embryos for scientific research was immoral" in a meeting between the two at the pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, Italy. The two also discussed foreign policy, including poverty alleviation. "Bush has been making efforts to reach out to the nation's 62 million Catholics."