Bernie Sanders to Travel to the Vatican, Hopes to Meet Pope

6B8D10AF-0371-4CC6-8910-201240CBA194_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy1_cw0{VOA News} – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has accepted an invitation to visit the Vatican next week, he announced Friday.

Sanders will deliver a speech on how to create a moral economy at a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on April 15, just four days ahead of the New York primary. The academy is a kind of research institution set up by Pope John Paul II in 1994.

“On economic issues, on issues of poverty and income and wealth inequality, the issues of making sure we address the needs of the poorest people on this planet, this is something that the pope and I are very much on the same page,” Sanders told the Associated Press in a phone interview. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.