Pope Francis publicly presented President Trump with three of his writings after their first meeting at the Vatican today: his 2013 apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, his 2016 apostolic exhortation The Joy of Love, and Laudato Si, his 2015 environmental encyclical "On Care For Our Common Home".
Both Melania and Ivanka Trump were dressed in black with their heads partially covered, in keeping with a traditional Vatican protocol that is no longer expected to be rigorously observed.
As they shook hands in farewell, Trumptold the pontiff, "I won't forget what you said", adding that the pope should call on him for help.
The president, who was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, was warmly welcomed at the Pope's palace where they held a private meeting before he emerged to talk to the press.
Pope Francis also gave Trump this year's "message of peace" with a personalized inscription he had written.
The pope's gifts to Trump included a medal by a Roman artist depicting an olive, which is a symbol of peace.
Pope Francis has teased US President Donald Trump about getting fat.
Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the US election campaign past year, received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard when he arrived.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One as it flew from Rome to Brussels, said it's unclear if climate change came up during Trump's audience with the pope. The early hour meant Pope Francis still could greet the thousands of pilgrims and visitors waiting for him in St. Peter's Square.
Reaching the St. Damasus Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, where the US flag flew for the morning, Trump was welcomed by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, and a formation of 15 Swiss Guards. Do you think they need to tone it down?
Trump and Gentiloni met a month ago, during the prime minister's state visit to Washington.
There was no specific mention in any of Trump's remarks in Israel to "occupation" or the "two-state solution" - a pair of major sticking points for the Palestinians.
Francis went as far as to say that building such walls is "not Christian", but did not comment on the border fence that already exists between California and Mexico that was built during former president Bill Clinton's administration in 1993.
Later, Trump told the Pope "it is a great honour".
During his visit to the Vatican, the Pontiff suggested that he was putting on weight.
So, yeah. Pope Francis is not here for Donald Trump's immoral and despicable policies (and personal life).
And the president thinks there's another reason why they will get on.
Trump at first did not plan to stop in Rome during his visit to Europe, which some in the Vatican saw as a snub.
For the European Union and for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, this visit is about damage limitation with the fervent hope of establishing some kind of transatlantic chemistry, the BBC's Europe editor Katya Adler says.
That's when Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and protesters in Iran attacked two of the kingdom's diplomatic posts. The US has no other way but to think of "a win-win approach vis-a-vis Iran, otherwise they will fail", he said.
The long-disputed THAAD deployment was constantly opposed by China, which has urged a peaceful solution to the Korean crisis. Shortly after the election last week, Xi called the new South Korean leader to congratulate him on his victory.
These reports are a follow up of one of two major stories which broke yesterday while Donald Trump made a trip to Saudi Arabia. Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company.
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