The US president Barack Obama has revealed that he still carries around the Rosary given to him by Pope Francis last year.
During an interview with YouTube personality Ingrid Nilsen, the president revealed that he carried a number of religious items in his pocket.
He said the items were often given to him by people he had met over the years and that he found them meaningful.
Among the items he often carried in his pocket, he said, was a Rosary presented to him by Pope Francis during the Pope’s trip to the United States in September.
As he unravelled and displayed Pope Francis’s Rosary during the interview, President Obama said: “I so admire him and it makes me think about peace and promoting understanding and ethical behaviour.”
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