Pope Francis and President of the Trump-two of the most famous people in the world, met for 30 minutes in the Vatican on Wednesday, where the two most likely topics of immigration until Monday the terrorist attack in the UK
Trump was accompanied by his wife, his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
Trump and the Pope shook hands and Trump said: “I Thank you so much.”
After the two shook hands, they were led, in the Pope’s self-study, and sat opposite of each other. Trump, the Pope said that it was “a very great honor.”
The Medium was led out of the room, and the two talked for about 30 minutes. You left the meeting and shook hands. Pope Francis in his Wednesday address to the Vatican, and Trump took a tour of the Sistine chapel.
Despite the differences, the two men are likely to find similarities, to the condemnation of religiously-motivated violence, and call on the Muslim leaders take a larger stand in the elimination of fanaticism, their places of worship.
Both Trump and Francis expressed dismay on Monday night, a deadly Explosion at a concert in Manchester, England, with the President adding a shot at the suicide bomber who detonated.
The Pope expressed his “heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this senseless act of violence,” especially the “children and young people” who died. He made no mention of any responsibility.
The Pope and trump had differences. Perhaps the most public disagreement between the two its peak, as Pope Francis said-in response to the border wall idea, that “a person who thinks only of building walls, wherever they may be, and not to build bridges, is not Christian.”
The Pontiff has been a vocal advocate for the support of refugees, particularly those fleeing the violence in Syria, deeming it help both a “moral imperative” and “Christian duty”.
Last week, the Pope said he would “never make a judgment about a person, to listen without him”, when asked about the President.”I think you maybe a little less, and differently, than we think,” said Joseph Capizzi, professor of moral theology at the Catholic University of America.
“During the Pope’s humility that he, like Trump, is a savvy media personality stresses. He and Trump are both effective in the use of the media. Instead, I think their agendas really do not converge much, and so I don’t see much Chance for the partnership.”
Trump’s visit to the Vatican is the third leg of his tour of the world’s three main monotheistic religions, coming after he visited the cradle of Islam and Judaism.
The Associated Press contributed to this report