We had a fantastic meeting.
The visit began with a handshake after each man arrived, Trump in a lengthy motorcade, Francis in a Ford Focus. In return, the Pope gave Trump an olive tree medal that symbolizes peace."We can use peace", the president replied.Mr Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by murdered USA civil rights leader Martin Luther King."That's one of the reasons the meeting apparently went long", Tillerson told reporters aboard Air Force One flying to Brussels, the next leg of Trump's foreign trip.
"The time I spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit is something I will never forget, and I will pray for each of them daily", she said. Francis offered his three main teaching documents and an olive branch medal.
"I give it to you so you can be an instrument of peace", he said in Spanish.
Trump was effusive in his gratitude, the traveling pool said, and repeatedly thanked the Pope as he explained the gifts he was giving Trump. This Slovenian cake, whose name is pronounced " potizza ", would in fact be one of the cute sins of the Argentine.
Did Pope Francis suggest that Trump is "not Christian"? Trump, who has threatened to ignore the Paris accords on emissions and described global warming as a hoax, vowed to read them. The two leaders talked about terrorism and the radicalization of youth and Trump was the recipient of messages about the environment, peace and immigrants from the pontiff. Finally, it is an exchange between the sovereign pontiff and Melania Trump that seems to have caught the attention of the press.
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Mr Trump said: "So many young, beautiful, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives, murdered by the evil losers in life". As regards reigniting peace talks, this is just the beginning and the USA administration is finding its feet.
Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, presented the pope a first-edition collection of Martin Luther King's writings.
Following their private meeting, Trump expressed gratitude.
Later, Ivanka is expected to visit Sant'Egidio, a Rome charity centre devoted to migrants.
But there have also been conciliatory moves. "We're liking Italy very, very much".
Before Francis and Trump met, Tom Reese wrote about the buzz surrounding the meeting.