PopeWatch: The Meeting




It’s on:



Contrary to earlier reports, President Donald Trump will meet with Pope Francis when he travels to Italy next month for meetings with the G7 leaders, U.S. and Vatican officials said Wednesday.

When asked about a possible meeting, White House press spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that officials would be contacting the Vatican to arrange a meeting between Trump and the Pope during the latter’s visit to Italy at the end of May

“Obviously, we’d be honored to have an audience with His Holiness,” he said.

 For his part, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Vatican equivalent of a deputy prime minister, confirmed to the Italian news agency ANSA that “Pope Francis is always ready to receive heads of state who request an audience.”


Go here to read the rest.  Please recall how PopeWatch envisaged this meeting last year:


Francis:  Welcome to the Vatican Mr. President.

Trump:  Holy Father, it is with great pleasure that I…  (Trump stops and crumples up paper.)

Francis:  Is there something wrong Mr. Trump?

Trump:   Yeah, my advisors wanted me to mouth some meaningless crap to you.  Say, is there anywhere in this place where you and I could catch something to drink and maybe some pizza and sit down and talk man to man?  Maybe a nun could show Melania some of your artwork.  Melania is big on that type of stuff.

Francis:  Perhaps we could go to my private quarters and put our feet up.  My back is killing me today.

Walking off arm in arm:

Trump:  Holy Father, I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship!