President Trump met with Pope Francis Wednesday at the Vatican City, setting aside their past differences as they exchanged gifts and promoted a message of world peace.
The president, on the third leg of an international trip taking him to the centers of the world’s three great monotheistic religions, met with the pope privately for 30 minutes in the Apostolic Palace. Mr. Trump was accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka, both wearing black lace dresses and veils, and several White House aides.
The pope presented Mr. Trump with traditional papal documents for heads of state, plus a message of peace and a medal symbolizing peace.
“We can use peace,” Mr. Trump said.
Of the World Day of Peace message about nonviolence, the pope told Mr. Trump, “I signed it personally for you.”
Mr. Trump presented the pontiff with books written by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., saying, “I think you’ll enjoy
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