Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Thursday 23 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Pio of Pietrelcina

President Obama: I Carry a Rosary

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/27/16


President Obama revealed on January 15, 2016, during an interview with YouTube personality Ingrid Nilsen, that he carries a variety of faith-based items with him during his busy days. The items, according to the President, are often given to him by people he has met over the years and that he therefore finds meaningful. One of the items he often carries in his pocket is the beautiful rosary presented to him by Pope Francis during his journey to the United States last September. Pope Francis paid a visit to President Obama in Washington D.C. before traveling to New York and then to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. As he unraveled and displayed Pope Francis’ special gift rosary during the interview, President Obama noted, “I so admire him and it makes me think about peace and promoting understanding and ethical behavior.”

Read more.

You can watch the interview below.


Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Domitille Farret d'Astiès
Attacked with acid as a baby, Anmol Rodriguez overcomes and inspi...
Our Lady of La Salette
Philip Kosloski
How Our Lady of La Salette can give us hope in darkness
Philip Kosloski
An alternative Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows
Philip Kosloski
Pray this Psalm when you successfully recover from an illness
Cecilia Pigg
7 Ways the saints can help you sleep better at night
Philip Kosloski
Your body is not a “shell” for your spirit
Philip Kosloski
Why do some Eastern Catholics use spoons for Holy Communion?
See More