January 16, 2013
(Romereports.com) (-VIDEO ONLY-) On his week-long tour through European capitals, U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stopped at the Vatican to meet Benedict XVI.
sat in the front row of Paul VI Hall for the duration of the weekly
general audience. After, he was escorted to the stage to meet the Pope.
During their brief encounter, the Pope gave Panetta a small white box, presumably with a commemorative coin with his coat of arms.