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Pope Francis gifts Trump his book on climate change

Pope Francis gifts Trump his book on climate change

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

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis have some history. 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. After all, reading is fundamental. This isn't new with the Trumps, for that matter; it's the same standthat Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton-who all covered their heads for the pope, but not for the Saudis-took before them. He even made a light-hearted jest, asking Melania Trump "What do you feed him, putizza?"- a reference to a dessert from her native Slovenia. Draw your own conclusions as to what that could imply.

Trump and Francis clashed previous year when the the pontiff said a man who thinks about building walls and not bridges is "not Christian". What are the chances that included ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

The pope, upon completing their meeting, gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch.

In addition to the medallion, the pope also gave President Trump a personally signed copy of his message for World Peace Day 2017.

The Vatican said in a prepared statement that the two discussed the Middle East and "the protection of Christian communities", as well as "the joint commitment in favor of life, and freedom of worship and conscience", and the Catholic Church's aid work on behalf of immigrants.

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

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The pope had presented Trump with a medallion engraved with an olive tree, the worldwide symbol of peace.

Mr Trump was joined not only by his wife, daughter and son-in-law but also Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser HR McMaster.

Melania came under fire for choosing not to wear a headscarf on the couple's trip to Saudi Arabia, a Muslim country where women tend to cover their heads.

When first lady Melania Trump finally moves into the White House this summer, she will become its first Roman Catholic resident in more than 50 years.

Melania, a Catholic, asked the Pope to bless her rosary beads.

Afterwards, the Trumps were given a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

He will fly to Brussels later in the day for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, and will wrap up his tour on Friday after the G7 summit on the Italian island of Sicily.


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