Pope urges Trump to be global peacemaker

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According to CNN, Spicer, who is Catholic, was not allowed in Trump's meeting today with Pope Francis.

First Lady Melania Trump has revealed that she's a practicing Roman Catholic.

Brown was commenting on the president's visit to the Vatican earlier that day.

The Trumps were at the Vatican to take part in a tour of St Peter's Basilica as part of an ongoing world tour, which has so far taken them to Saudi Arabia and Israel. Their spats include the Pope describing plans for a border wall with Mexico as not Christian, and Mr Trump evoking a possible Islamist attack on the Vatican that would make the Pontiff glad to have him as President.

Trump and the Pope have diametrically opposite views on issues as varied as immigration, climate change and arms sales.

"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian", Francis said.

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Now, the two leaders haven't had the best relationship in the past.

Mr Trump was accompanied for the audience by his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka, both dressed all in black, in keeping with traditional protocol that is no longer always observed by all female dignitaries visiting the Vatican.

Others chose to Photoshop the image after all.

Mr Trump and the Pope have expressed opposing views in the past on issues such as immigration and climate change, and the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign previous year.

"Well, I'll be reading them", Trump said after the gift exchange.

The men shook hands and Trump could be heard thanking the pope and saying it was "a great honor" to be there. The two shared some light banter, with the pope even teasing Mrs. Trump about what sort of treats she's been feeding her husband, suggesting potizza, a Slovenian pastry.

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It was confirmed by her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, on May 24, hours after Pope Francis blessed a rosary for her at the Vatican, reports the Daily Mail.

Pope Francis was gifted a boxed set of five first edition books by Martin Luther King.

It is a clear message for Americans watching from home, most of all: Their leaders will pay homage to backward Catholic traditions.

Trump clashed with Pope Francis during the campaign, but expressed his deep appreciation for the papal audience he received.

Later on Wednesday, Mr Trump will fly to Brussels, where significant protests are expected.

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