Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pope Francis exhorts USA President Trump to work for world peace; Trump states on Facebook, he is "more determined than ever to pursue PEACE"

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/videos/10159188076420725/ has a 19 seconds video of the meeting shared on Facebook by USA President Donald J. Trump, on May 24th 2017.

The text of above post of President Trump states, "Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world."

Ravi: Wonderful! All the best for such world peace efforts!

Here is the full video, President Trump in Vatican. Pres. Trump meets with Pope Francis. May 24, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46qzGgT1FDI, 46 min. 34 secs. I saw the whole video as I wanted to get a feel for this meeting btw USA President Trump and Pope Francis. At the beginning when they meet, Pope Francis seems serious though welcoming, with President Trump being friendly. After their private meeting, when Pope Francis meets Trump's delegation, Pope Francis is much more relaxed and happy.

Trump presented the Pope works of Rev. Martin Luther King, whereas the Pope presented Trump a small sculptured Olive tree, which the Pope told Trump, symbolized peace.

I am glad that the Pope Francis meeting went off well not only with President Trump but also his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Secy. of state, Rex Tillerson as well as NSA McMaster were also part of the delegation that met Pope Francis.

To read President Trump saying that he leaves the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue peace in the world, is reassuring and encouraging to me. I think the world is blessed to have such an extraordinary leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Pope Francis, who has been a relentless promoter of peace and charitable service to the less fortunate, ever since he became Pope.

Here's a New York Times article on the meeting, The Latest: Trump’s Meeting With the Pope at the Vatican, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/world/europe/trump-pope-vatican.html.

It reports that Pope Francis looked into President Trump's eyes, while telling him about the Olive Tree sculpture/medallion and said, "It is with all hope that you may become an olive tree to make peace".

USA First Lady, Melania Trump held a rosary for Pope Francis to bless, which he did.

Ravi: I pray to Almighty God to shower His Grace on the world peace efforts of President Trump and the Holy Father Pope Francis.

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