With the rosary in his hand, Joe Biden states how many times his faith has helped him to overcome the tragedies in his life. On November 3, the Democratic presidential candidate hopes to convince Roman Catholic voters, like himself, the majority of whom voted for Donald Trump in 2016.
Almost every week, the former U.S. vice president attends a service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware, where he resides.
His parents, his son Beau who died of cancer in 2015 as well as his first wife Neilia and his daughter Naomi who were killed in 1972 in a car accident are buried in a huge cemetery near the church.
The former right hand of President Barack Obama had confessed in 2017 that he never gave up the rosary that his son had on the day he died.
Joe Biden is a staunch Catholic and, if he wins the elections, will become the second Roman Catholic US president after John F. Kennedy. The 77-year-old candidate has decided not to leave the field of religion to the Republicans under any circumstances.