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.