Posted on July 10, 2009

Obama Gives Pope a Stole

Jeremy P. Jacobs, The Hill’s Briefing Room, July 10, 2009

President Obama will give the pope a stole during his visit to the Vatican on Friday.

The Washington Post reports that Obama will deliver a stole that was laid on the remains of St. John Neumann.

The stole was secured for Obama by the Redemptorists of Baltimore Province.


Since Neumann did a lot of work with immigrants, the stole has come to symbolize a new wave of immigration to the United States, according to the report.