San­ders En­counter Sign Of Good Man­ners: Pope

If any­one thinks that greet­ing some­one means get­ting in­volved in pol­i­tics, they should see a psy­chi­a­trist

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Rome: PopeFran­cis­said­his­briefen­counter on Satur­day with US pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Bernie San­ders wasasig­nof­good­man­ners,“noth­ing more,” and hardly ev­i­dence of in­ter­fer­ing in Amer­i­can pol­i­tics.

Fran­cis and San­ders met in the lobby of the pope’s res­i­dence in the Vat­i­can gar­dens. “This morn­ing when I left, Sen. San­ders was there. ... He knew I was leav­ing at that time and I had the kind­ness to greet him and his wife and an­other cou­ple who were with them,” the pope told re­porters trav­el­ling back with him to the Vat­i­can. “When I came down, I greeted them, shook their hands and noth­ing more. This is good man­ners. It’s called good man­ners and not get­ting mixed up in pol­i­tics. If any­one thinks that greet­ing some­one means­get­ting­in­volved­in­pol­i­tics,they should see a psy­chi­a­trist,” he said.

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