Several of Barack Obama’s policies are bound to provoke the wrath of the Vatican. During George W. Bush’s administration, U.S.-Vatican relations strengthened more than ever before, culminating in a visit from the pope in April this year. But all that will change when America’s most liberal senator takes his post as president.
“The first thing I will do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” said Mr. Obama at an address before Planned Parenthood on July 17, 2007. But if Obama signs this in his first month of office, it “would be the equivalent of a war,” according to a senior Vatican official.