Protestant Clergy Vs. the Catholic Candidate, JFK

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July 02, 1963: Pope Paul receives President John. F Kennedy in the Vatican City

"I not only don't believe in voicing prejudice," said President Eisenhower at his press conference last week, "I want to assure you that I feel none. And I am sure that Mr. Nixon feels exactly the same . . . Mr. Nixon and I agreed long ago that one thing we would never raise is the religious issue in this campaign . . . I would hope that religion could be one of those subjects that could be laid on the shelf and forgotten until after the election is over."

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