May 24, 2017

No joy for Trump at the Vatican

Independent UK - US President Donald Trump has arrived at the Vatican and begun talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year.

Under clear blue skies, Trump received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard where he was greeted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the prefect of the pontifical household.

Mr Trump looked uncomfortable as he entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace, where he was accompanied by Ganswein and other officials along a frescoed corridor to the pope's private study.

The pope did not smile as he greeted Trump outside the study. Trump, seeming subdued, said "it is a great honour".

The two men then posed for photograghs and the pope kept a stern face while Trump beamed for the cameras.


1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

The pope gave Trump stuff to read, but the problem is Trump is illiterate.