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Trump arrives in Rome to meet with Pope Francis

US president Donald Trump and Pope Francis

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Rome for his first audience with Pope Francis, at the Vatican on Wednesday, as reported by ABC on Tuesday.

The visit to the Vatican is the third stop of Trump's tour of sites representing three major religions. Over the weekend he stopped in Saudi Arabia, where he delivered an address to Muslim leaders, and Monday through Tuesday he visited Israel and the West Bank and met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Trump and Francis have staked out different approaches to climate change, and their meeting comes as Trump weighs whether to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, which he promised to cancel within his first 100 days in office. 

Asked recently what he expects from his meeting with Trump, given their differing views, Francis replied, "I will tell him what I think. He will tell me what he thinks. But I never wanted to judge someone before I listen to the person first ."

Last Modified: Tuesday، 23 May 2017 10:15 PM