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THE NATION; U.S. bishops give Biden a frosty welcome; Pope Francis is an ally, but conservative Catholic leaders take issue with stances on abortion, gay rights.

Feb 07, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

President Biden, only the second Roman Catholic in U.S. history elected to the country's highest political office, keeps a picture in the Oval Office of himself with Pope Francis.

No doubt Biden can count on partnership with the progressive pope as he reverses Trump-era policies to battle climate change and reform immigration.

But support within his own country's Catholic Church looks more tenuous, and Biden has been given a surprisingly hostile reception from the U.S. Conference of ...