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.”
You can watch the interview below.