Matt Birk ~ "I would say that I have great respect for the office of the Presidency. But about five or six weeks ago, our President made a comment in a speech, and he said, 'God bless Planned Parenthood.' " Birk, a Catholic, said his opposition to Planned Parenthood made it impossible for him to meet the President.
2014-08-09 Vatican Radio Pope Francis issued another tweet on Iraq, in which he pleas: "I ask the international community to protect all those suffering violence in Iraq." #prayforpeace (From archive of Vatican Radio),