Trump’s First Foreign Trip

Trump Family Tours Vatican, Meets With Pope

President Trump concluded a two-day visit to Italy that included a meeting with Pope Francis before heading to Brussels for a NATO summit.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Fiumicino's Leonardo Da Vinci International airport, near Rome, on May 23. 


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General Roberto Corsini, the military adviser to the Italian president, welcomes Trump at the courtyard of Quirinale Palace prior to a meeting with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome on May 24. Paolo Giandotti / Presidency of Italy via EPA
The vehicle carrying the president and the first lady arrives at the Vatican prior to a private audience with Pope Francis on May 24. Vincenzo Pinto / AFP - Getty Images

Pope Francis shakes hands with Trump at the Vatican.

In the past, Trump and the pontiff have disagreed on issues including environmental protection, immigration and Trump's promise to build a wall on the Mexican border. 




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From left, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, the first lady and the president pose with Pope Francis during their private audience.

The president smiled broadly beside the pontiff, who appeared subdued and stone-faced before their 30-minute private conversation.

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Trump and first lady Melania meet with Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis walks past Ivanka Trump, left, and Melania Trump. Alessandra Tarantino / Pool via AP
The president and first lady look at the frescoed ceilings of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. Osservatore Romano via AP

The president and first lady look at Michelangelo's "Pietà" at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. 

The sculpture depicts Mary cradling her son Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.

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Ivanka Trump touches the statue of St. Peter inside St. Peter's Basilica. Osservatore Romano via Reuters

First lady Melania Trump visits sick children during a visit to a pediatric hospital, Bambin Gesù, in Rome.

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President Trump and first lady Melania wave before boarding Air Force One in Rome en route to Brussels. Alberto Lingria / Reuters
Trump and first lady Melania arrive at the airport in Brussels. Hannah McKay / Reuters

Trump and first lady Melania pose with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium at the Palace in Brussels.

Trump will attend a NATO meeting in Brussels on Thursday. 

PHOTOS: Trump Tours the Holy Land

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