Posts Tagged ‘Bernie Sanders’

How strong a role does religion play in US elections? Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
faith and the us presidential election

On March 17, Joe Biden took firm control of the Democratic nomination process, winning primaries Florida, Illinois and Arizona by significant margins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, having reshaped voters’ worries and expectations, but the role played by religion in Biden’s resurrection should not be overlooked. Indeed, Biden’s comeback began in South Read more

Candidate Bernie Sanders briefly meets Pope at Vatican Comments 0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

US presidential contender Bernie Sanders briefly met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. The five-minute meeting took place in the foyer at the Pope’s residence at the Vatican. Pope Francis later referred to the meeting as “a matter of politeness”. The Pope added “ . . . and if anybody thinks that greeting somebody Read more

US presidential hopeful going to Vatican conference Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

A Democratic contender for the US presidency, Bernie Sanders, is going to the Vatican to speak in a conference on economics. But how this came about has become a point of contention. While the US senator said he accepted a Vatican invitation, one of the conference’s organisers said that his campaign had lobbied for his Read more