Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican City
- Author: Jon Douglas May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 4:18
Many women wear veils out of respect Mrs Trump is Catholic, which likely made accompanying President Donald Trump for a meeting with the leader of the world's more than 1 billion Roman Catholics all the more meaningful to her.
From being "rejected" by the First Lady to "pushing aside" a world leader at a Nato Summit, here are some of the most awkward moments from Donald Trump's trip.
Mrs Trump, who grew up in Slovenia, reportedly speaks as many as six languages acquired during her global modelling career. Her 11-year-old son, Barron, who was baptized at the same church, will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, in the fall.
After Barack Obama carried the Catholic vote in 2008 and 2012, 52% of Catholics voted for Mr Trump and 45% for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Pope Francis urged Trump to be a peacemaker in what was expected to be a tense meeting after the two had exchanged sharp words a year ago.
There has been little doubt about the veracity of Trump's faith. She also prayed in the hospital chapel.
When Donald Trump took the podium, he too seemed surprised by his wife's recitation.
"I am giving you this because I hope you may be this olive tree to make peace", the pope is said to have told Trump in Spanish.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump and the Pope talked extensively about extreme terrorist threats and extremism, and the radicalization of young people.
Melania and Ivanka Trump dressed in black and wore head veils to meet Pope Francis.
When it came to guessing what first lady Melania Trump served the president, the pope proved infallible.
Through a translator, the Pope asked the First Lady: "What do you give him to eat-potica?"
He then travelled on to meet the Israeli and Palestinian leaders and was in Rome on Wednesday to meet the Italian government and Pope Francis for the first time.
"(Jackie) and the Pope spoke French to each other, and the Pope, who was anxious about how to address her, said, "Ah, Jacqueline!" when they met", Andersen Brower said. During her 2009 with Pope Benedict, Michelle followed the same tradition.