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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Breaking News: Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the Vatican for a meeting between two leaders with starkly different views of the world

Shortly after 8 a.m., under a crystalline blue sky, the president’s motorcade rolled into the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, where an honor guard of ostrich-plumed Swiss Guards saluted as Mr. Trump and his wife, Melania, stepped out of an armored limousine.

A few minutes before Mr. Trump’s arrival, the pope arrived at the Apostolic Palace in a blue Ford Focus. He stepped out of the car and walked into a side entrance.

For the president, who arrived in Rome after stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, the audience in the Vatican caps a tour of the ancestral homes of three of the world’s great monotheistic religions. For the pope, who recently made his own landmark visit to Egypt, it was a chance to welcome a second American leader, after President Barack Obama paid his respects in 2014.


Steve said...

Isn't the Vatican City surrounded by a wall and armed guards?

I thought so.

Anonymous said...

6:35 thought my President missed a golden opportunity right there.