Subject: WH pool 3 – POTUS meets POP
The president was greeted by Pope Francis outside the Papal Library, in the Small Throne Room. They walked towards each other and stretched out their hands to greet. They smiled and the president nodded his head slightly.
“Wonderful meeting you, I’m a great admirer,” the president said. “Thank you sir, thank you.”
The two walked into the Papal Library and took seats at opposite sides of the pope’s desk. They each had one interpreter.
“It is a great honor. I’m a great admirer,” POTUS said. “Thank you so much for receiving me.”
“I bring greetings from my family,” the president said. “The last time I came here to meet your predecessor I was able to brig my wife and children.”
The pool could not hear the pope’s responses to the president.
The pool was ushered out after a few seconds, but more to come. Pool is now waiting for the meeting to conclude.