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President Trump and his wife, Melania, continued their excursion across the Middle East and Europe with a stop at the Vatican Wednesday, where they met Pope Francis.

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis have some history.

The two men had never met before this morning but they have significant history having clashed publicly over subjects ranging from migration to unbridled capitalism and climate change.

We had no idea Pope Francis had it in him: The shade heard 'round the Vatican took place earlier today, as Donald Trump headed to Rome for the third leg of his very first worldwide tour. "We're liking Italy very was an honour to be with the Pope".

The pope did not smile as he greeted Trump outside the study.

After the meeting, Trump gave the Pope books that were written by Martin Luther King.

The Pope also gifted Trump a medallion carved with an olive tree, which he said is a symbol of peace.

At an earlier news conference, the Pope said he wouldn't judge Trump before their meeting or seek to convert him on political issues. He asked if she fed her husband "potica", which is a traditional cake in Slovenia and it resulted in laughs all around. She married President Donald Trump, who said he is a life-long Presbyterian, at an Episcopal church in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005.

Pope Francis gave Trump a signed and bound copy of his remarks from the last World Peace Day in September, plus a set of English-language translations of his papal writings, including his 2015 remarks on climate change.

Their meeting Wednesday was cordial, if not effusively friendly.

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.

The Vatican also took a dim view of Trump's anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric, although Trump softened his tone considerably in a major speech in Riyadh.

But despite the fact that Trump's aides reportedly yielded their spots on the trip so that Catholic staffers could visit the Vatican, Spicer still didn't get to attend, Politico and CNN reported.

She adds that the tone in Brussels has gone from off-the-record sneering when the erratic and unpredictable Mr Trump first won the November elections, to outright concern now that the implications of his presidency have begun to sink in.

  • Leroy Wright