Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser and WH Press Secretary both pay obeisance during papal audience
Deputy National Security adviser Denis McDonough and WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
both kissed Pope Benedict XVI's ring as Obama stood at Pope's right side during presidential visit
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Obama and Benedict
POTUS, FLOTUS meet the pontiff
President Obama meets Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican Friday afternoon.
According to the pool, Obama met with the Pope one-on-one before being joined by Michelle Obama, the first daughters and White House staff.
Robert Gibbs and Denis McDonough kissed the Pope's ring, and Obama introduced his national security aide: "This is Denis McDonough. His brother is a priest."
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