While much of America was still sleeping, Pope Francis welcomed Donald Trump to the Vatican, then led his usual Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Here’s some of what you missed.
Here’s the announcement of the official American delegation:
And here comes the president:
But early in the meeting, a little misunderstanding:
Later, this clarification:
And the meeting goes on routinely from there.
And Pope Francis is off to his weekly general audience:
Meanwhile, the president met the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin:
And the first lady visited sick kids in the hospital:
And there was also time for a little sightseeing:
The Vatican newspaper weighs in:
For more, read our main story on the meeting:
… and our story on the pope’s general audience: