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President Donald Trump begins crucial meeting with Pope Francis

U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in the Vatican at 8:20 a.m. to meet with the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. ; One-by-one Donald and Melania Trump greeted the officials present to welcome before they were accompanied inside by Archbishop Georg Ganswein. The Swiss Guards saluted the president before he personally met Pope Francis. ; At 8:30 a.m. he had the first encounter with the pope. Pope Francis came out to cordially greet Donald as a sign of respect before they took their traditional photo and sat down to speak in private. MB CTV -SV -BN Up:JC