US President Donald Trump Meets Pope Francis At Vatican

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US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican.It came on the third leg of Trump's first overseas trip as president, which has already taken him to Saudi Arabia and to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

 US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues.

The private audience with the pontiff was preceded by a cordial handshake for the cameras and was expected to last around 20 minutes.

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Pope and Egypt's Coptic patriarch pray at IS-bombed church

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In a Cairo church bombed by the Islamic State group just months ago, Pope Francis and the Coptic Orthodox patriarch sat side by side today and prayed near tangible reminders of the horrific attack.

The emotional mass came as the Catholic pontiff visits Egypt to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II sat near the altar of Saint Peter and Saint Paul church where an IS suicide bomber killed 29 people in December.

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