DONALD TRUMP AND POPE FRANCIS VATICAN CITY —
By Bernard Bujold –
Pope Francis welcomed President Donald Trump to the Vatican on Wednesday May 24 2017 (8.30 a.m.) shaking his hand before ushering him into his study for the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolize starkly different views of the world. The private audience ended at about 9 a.m., with the signaling of a bell, and soon after Mrs. Trump went into the pope’s studio.
The pope handed out rosaries to members of the delegation before the group posed for pictures, and then he bade the president and his wife farewell. The pope and the president were both elected as outsiders promising to carry the far-off voices of the forgotten to the centers of global power.