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Here are the gifts Trump and Pope Francis exchanged

25 May 2017

As part of his first foreign trip as US President, Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Their "cordial discussions" covered addressed their joint hopes for continuing collaboration between the U.S. Catholic Church and the U.S. government.

Trump's motorcade rolled into the Apostolic palace at 8:20 am.


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Much was made in the media of their differences in the weeks leading up to the meeting.

In the pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change, he argues that climate change is backed by a very consistent scientific consensus and that the world must confront the causes of climate change while mitigating the effects.

The meeting between Trump and Pope Francis comes after the USA leader visited Western Wall in Jerusalem two days ago. "I won't forget what you said".

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Pope Francis has urged Donald Trump to use his power to be a peacemaker as he used some pointed gifts to speak for his concerns over the US President's actions so far in office. The two sat down in the Pope's private study, discussing issues ranging from world peace and terrorism to immigration rights and climate change and the Paris agreement.

So here's what we know about the third stop on President Trump's tour of major Abrahamic religion sites. "But I never wanted to judge someone before I listen to the person first". "I believe that I shouldn't do this".

Other gifts from the pope included his three writings on family, the joy of the Gospel and "care of our common home, the environment", which he said he gives all Catholics.

The pope's interpreter could be heard translating a comment by the pope to the Slovenian-born First Lady: "What do you give him to eat?"

Francis explained that the branch is a symbol of peace, and Trump replied, "We can use peace".

USA president Donald Trump has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in what looked to be a civil discussion.

The incident took place as Trump introduced the Pope to a veiled Melania on Wednesday (24 May).

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"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful", Trump had shot back. Other members of the president's 12-member delegation on the trip followed, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, and Louis Bono, chargé d'affaires at the USA embassy to the Holy See.

Press secretary Sean Spicer was told he could not attend President Donald Trump's visit to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday, according to CNN.

The President then called on Italy's President Sergio Mattarella and met Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni briefly.

Melania and Ivanka wore black dresses with long sleeves and black veils.

She adds that the tone in Brussels has gone from off-the-record sneering when the erratic and unpredictable Mr Trump first won the November elections, to outright concern now that the implications of his presidency have begun to sink in.

After the meeting, the President went to meet with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

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Here are the gifts Trump and Pope Francis exchanged