President Trump’s Visit to the Vatican

On this fifth day of President Trump’s first foreign trip, he and First Lady Melania Trump met with the Pope at the Vatican. This rounds out his visit to the cradles of the three major monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

Report from the Associated Press/New York Daily News

Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff at the Vatican early Wednesday where the two had a private 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol. The President, accompanied by his wife and several aides, arrived at the Vatican just after 8 a.m. local time. The President greeted Francis in Sala del Tronetto, the room of the little throne, on the second floor of Apostolic Palace Wednesday morning.

The men shook hands and Trump could be heard thanking the Pope and saying it was “a great honor” to be there. They then posed for photographs and then sat down at the papal desk, the Pope unsmiling, as their private meeting began.

It ended a half hour later when Francis rang the bell in his private study. The pontiff was then introduced to members of Trump’s delegation, including his wife Melania, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as aides Hope Hicks and Dan Scavino. As is tradition, the Pope and President then exchanged gifts.

Trump gave the pontiff a collection of Dr. Martin Luther King’s writings. The Pope gave Trump a medal symbolizing peace and three books on family, the gospel and “care of our common home, the environment.”

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7 Responses to President Trump’s Visit to the Vatican

  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
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  2. nyetneetot says:

    Wait a minute! Who got the Glenn Beck signature collection of Christmas sweaters? This is just another example of under reporting by the MAN!

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  3. hocuspocus13 says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this

    It reminded me of a time when I was a young girl and my Sicilian American GrandMother took me to Italy

    󾓦 thank you 󾓩

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Yeah, MLK anthology seems appropriate, Francis probably has all of Che’s works. Trump might have set the tone though by giving him an autographed set of Felix Rodriguez’s writings.
    BTW, 50th anniversary of Che’s composting this coming October 9th.

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  5. jeans2nd says:

    Researching something else about this trip, you came up as site #15 on my search engine (ddg onion). You’re famous, Stella! (infamous?) Well done. And thank you for all the info and vids, very much appreciated, by more than you may know.

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