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Pope Francis and Donald Trump Meet at the Vatican

posted on May 24, 2017

The New York Times’s Mark Landler and Jason Horowitz report that President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. They write, “The two stuck mainly to protocol, avoiding a public reprise of the barbs they aimed at each other during Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign or the pope’s thinly veiled critiques of Mr. Trump as a symbol of a dangerously reinvigorated nationalism.” Trump gave the pope a set of books by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “In his gifts, the pope seemed eager to impart a lesson,” they write. “He gave the president a copy of his most recent World Day of Peace message (‘I signed it personally for you,’ Francis said), as well as three of his writings: on the family, the joy of the Gospel, and, most tellingly for a recipient who has called climate change a hoax, ‘Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.’ Written in 2015, it is the first papal encyclical focused solely on the environment.”

Read at The New York Times