President Obama’s Dogs Meet The Pope

Sunny and Bo, the first family’s dogs, enjoyed a few nice pets from Pope Francis during his U.S. tour.

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Pope Francis got to meet the entire Obama family, including dogs Sunny and Bo. Via petesouza/Twitter
Stephanie Brown

Pope Francis arrived in the United States this week and wasted no time meeting with two of Washington, D.C.’s most famous figures. No we’re not talking about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (although he meet with them, too). We’re talking about the Obamas’ dogs, Bo and Sunny.

The pope met with the Portuguese Water Dogs during a visit to the White House Wednesday. Official White House photographer Pete Souza was on hand to snap a photo of the pope petting the pooches in the Oval Office.

The Catholic leader began his historic trip to the United States on Tuesday, landing at Joint Base Andrews near Washington, D.C. He’s now in New York, where he will stay through Friday before traveling to Philadelphia for the weekend. He is scheduled to head home on Sunday.

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