Bernie Sanders arrived at the Vatican yesterday, and before he flew back to New York today, he relayed that he had a private five-minute meeting with Pope Francis.
According to The New York Times, Sanders told reporters, “I conveyed to him my great admiration for the extraordinary work that he is doing all over the world in demanding that morality be part of our economy. We have got to move toward a moral economy, not simply an economy based on greed.”
Sanders was asked in an NBC interview about whether he expected an endorsement. He said, “God, no.”
Sanders dismissed concerns that he’s lost time campaigning in New York because of the visit.
He also spoke highly of the pontiff’s public thoughts on climate change, which did not go over well with other American politicians.
You can watch Sanders’ comments above, via MSNBC.
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