Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, announced to the press in a joking manner that he won't be running for Pope to replace Pope Benedict XVI.
Weasel Zippers reports:
Vice President Joe Biden hailed Pope Benedict XVI's retirement announcement, calling him a man of "great integrity."Maybe Biden should follow his example and resign for the good of the country.
But first, Biden joked that he won't be seeking to replace him.
“I am not running,” Biden said after hosting a gun violence summit here.
"I had a chance to meet with the Holy Father several months ago privately for an hour. And his decision reinforced for me that … this is a man of great integrity and looking out for what he believes is the best interest of our church. I admire him for it. I think it’s been 713 or so years since anyone has ever done that. I think he sets an incredibly high standard.”