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President Obama and Pope Francis at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

The US president hails the Pope’s intervention as ‘clear and powerful’

Barack Obama meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 27, 2014 (AP)

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The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s

People Cuba's national flag during Benedict XVI's 2012 visit to the country (CNS)

The Pope will make a stop in Cuba prior to his visit to the US in September

The English version of the Pope's Twitter feed (CNS)

The Pope has accounts in a range of languages including English, Spanish and French

Vice President Joe Biden introduces Barack Obama during the Easter prayer breakfast (Photo: CNS)

The US president looked ahead to papal visit in address to Christian leaders from across the country

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

It will be the first time that Pope Francis has ever visited the United States

David Cameron made the remarks when he visited the US last week (PA)

The Prime Minister was speaking to the US news programme Face the Nation

Pope Francis with US President Barack Obama (CNS)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin also suggested Francis will go to UN during September trip