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05-04-2017, 10:52 PM
Pope Francis and Trump to meet despite disagreements

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AFP (http://www.afp.com/)May 4, 2017

Pope Francis salutes people upon arrival in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience on March 29, 2017 (AFP Photo/VINCENZO PINTO)
Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis will receive US President Donald Trump at the Vatican on May 24, the first official meeting for the two leaders who have found themselves starkly at odds on issues including migration and climate change.
Trump's morning audience with Francis will come just days before he is scheduled to attend a G7 summit meeting in Sicily.
It will be followed by meetings with his Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.
The two leaders have previously staked out opposing policy positions, most notably in a heated exchange through the media while Trump was campaigning in February 2016 to become the Republican Party's nominee for the White House.
"Anyone, whoever he is, who only wants to build walls and not bridges is not a Christian," Francis told journalists, responding to a question about the real estate mogul's anti-immigrant stance.

Trump should wear a beanie that says Make The Vatican Great again!