Six decades after JFK, U.S. will have its second Catholic president

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  • Release Date:

    November 12, 2020

EVANSTON, Ill. – As a Vatican II Catholic, President-elect Joe Biden brings to the role a perspective distinct from Catholic President John F. Kennedy — as well as five of the Catholics justices currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court — that could inform the way he governs.

Northwestern University religious studies scholar Robert Orsi is available to media on the role of religion and the centering of “joy and hope” over sin in Biden’s worldview.

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