Bernie Sanders to Visit Vatican Next Week for Conference on Social Issues


Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will visit the Vatican next week to attend a conference on social issues, his campaign announced today.

The invitation was extended by the Vatican, Sanders said today. Sanders said on “Morning Joe” that he was “very moved” by the invitation.

“I’m a big, big fan of the pope,” Sanders said. “Obviously there are areas where we disagree, on women’s rights or gay rights, but he has played an unbelievable role, an unbelievable role of injecting a moral consequence into the economy.

“People think Bernie Sanders is radical,” he added. “Read what the pope is writing.”

SOURCE: ABC News, Alana Abramson