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‘We Can Use Peace,’ President Trump Says After Exchanging Gifts With Pope

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with President Trump and his wife, Melania, during a Vatican on Wednesday.

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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with President Trump and his wife, Melania, during a Vatican on Wednesday.

Alessandra Tarantino/AP

During pope audiences with heads of state, a sell of gifts comes after a private confront and during a finish of a event. It offers a press a possibility to declare a physique libel of a dual leaders and listen in as they explain their gifts.

It also offers a glance of what a dual leaders consider of any other.

Pope Francis, who has done piety his hallmark, does not like decorated gifts, preferring those that are elementary or creative. He appreciated President Barack Obama’s 2014 present of seeds from a White House garden that were after planted during a summer pope shelter during Castelgandolfo.

Past U.S. presidential gifts to popes have enclosed a 19th century map — from Bill Clinton to Pope John Paul II — and a Steuben potion vase, given to a same pope by Ronald Reagan. Lyndon B. Johnson gave Pope Paul VI an autographed print and a bust of himself.

Today, President Trump presented a pontiff with a large, boxed collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers — 5 custom-bound books a U.S. polite rights personality wrote during his lifetime: Stride Toward Freedom (1958), The Measure of a Man (1959), The Strength to Love (1963), Why We Can’t Wait (1964) and Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967).

Trump also presented a pope with a tiny square of slab from a Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative in Washington, D.C., and a bronze sculpture patrician Rising Above, by a American sculptor Geoffrey Smith, representing “hope for a pacific tomorrow,” according to a White House.

Francis gave a boss a vast insignia depicting an olive bend as a pitch of peace.

The pope said, “I give this to we so that we can be an instrument of peace.”

Trump replied, “We can use peace.”

The pope also gave a boss a 3 papers he has created that he customarily gives to visiting chiefs of state — Amoris Laetitia, Evangelii Gaudium and Laudato Si’.

The final one reflects Francis’ heated libel of a repairs caused by humans by meridian change — a subject on that Trump has a really opposite view. Francis described a request to Trump as “on a caring of a common home, a environment.”

Thanking a pope for a documents, a boss said, “Well, I’ll be reading them.”