US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO
US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Breaking News May 24, 2017 13:45

By Agence France-Presse

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VATICAN CITY - US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues.



The private audience with the pontiff, which was expected to last around 20 minutes, came on the third leg of Trump's first overseas trip as president, which has already taken him to Saudi Arabia and to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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