Pope’s Urges Trump To Be A Peacemaker

Pope Francis has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting on Wednesday. It is no new story that the Pope has not been on the same page with Trump on several issues. According to reports, Francis wasn’t as chatty and friendly to Trump as he has been to several heads…”
Moroti Olatujoye
May 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Pope Francis has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting on Wednesday. It is no new story that the Pope has not been on the same page with Trump on several issues. According to reports, Francis wasn’t as chatty and friendly to Trump as he has been to several heads of states who had visited in the past.

Francis gave the president a small sculptured olive tree and told him through the interpreter that it symbolized peace. “It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace,” the Pope said, speaking in Spanish through an interpreter. Trump responded: “We can use peace.” Francis also gave Trump a signed copy of his 2017 peace message whose title is “Nonviolence – A Style of Politics for Peace,” and a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the effects of climate change. “Well, I’ll be reading them,” Trump said. Trump, seeming subdued,

“It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace,” the Pope said, speaking in Spanish through an interpreter. Trump responded: “We can use peace.” Francis also gave Trump a signed copy of his 2017 peace message whose title is “Nonviolence – A Style of Politics for Peace,” and a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the effects of climate change. “Well, I’ll be reading them,” Trump said. Trump, seeming subdued,

“Well, I’ll be reading them,” Trump said. Trump, seeming subdued,

Trump, seeming subdued, said, “it is a great honour.”

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