Wed, May 24, 2017: Trump in Vatican City: Meets with Pope Francis

Trump’s audience with Pope Francis could be a tense one, since the Pontiff questioned Trump’s commitment to Christianity during last year’s election campaign in reaction to his pledge to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Trump fired back, writing that ‘[f]or a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful.’ Still, he will take advantage of the Holy See’s hospitality with a full tour of St. Peter’s.

  • Meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican and tours St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Heads to the Quirinal Palace in Rome, the official residence of President Sergio Mattarella of Italy.
  • Arrives in Brussels late afternoon and meets with King Philippe of Belgium.