President Donald Trump is set to meet the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, at the Vatican on May 24, during his first foreign trip since becoming President.
“My first foreign trip as President of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia, then Israel, and then to a place that my cardinal’s love very much: Rome,” Trump declared in his speech at the National Day of Prayer event yesterday.
“His Holiness Pope Francis will receive the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in the Apostolic Palace,” the Vatican announced Thursday, according to CNA. “President Trump will then meet with His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.”