The President's Papal Visit

The G-8 may be over, but there's one last person for the Obamas to meet before they leave Italy: the Pope. The whole family will receive a private audience from Pope Benedict XVI on Friday before leaving the country. Obama and Benedict have spoken on the phone before, but have never met. And while they don't agree on everything politically, the president's aides say they'll likely discuss world poverty and the Middle East. Obama's visit to the Vatican, reports say, will be largely "personal and spiritual." Next stop: Ghana, where he will meet with the president on Saturday, and address parliament.