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    [justify]President Obama said Friday that Pope Francis is a man of humility and simplicity who may be "a little bit uncomfortable with all the trappings" of the papacy.

    "That's not his style," Obama said in an interview broadcast on CBS This Morning.

    That's one of the reasons Pope Francis "has been so embraced" by the world, Obama said. "Because people get a sense that first and foremost he sees himself as a priest and as a disciple of Christ, and as somebody who is concerned with, you know, the least of these."

    The president also lauded Francis for "his simplicity and his belief in the power of the spiritual over the material."

    Obama spoke a day after meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, a day that featured ceremonial marches and colorful Swiss guards amid the classical paintings and ceiling murals. (At one point, Obama could be heard to say, "His Holiness is probably the only person in the world who has to put up with more protocol than me.")

    In his CBS interview, Obama called Pope Francis "a wonderful man," based on their 45-minute conversation.
    Didn't quite let that one sink in there, didja, Cap'n?
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now