Trump to ask for pope meeting on G7 trip
Vatican says pope 'always ready to receive heads of State'
20 Aprile 2017
Rome, April 19 - Donald Trump's administration has said it will ask the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis during Trump's trip to Italy for the May 26-27 G7 summit, and the Vatican has said the pontiff is always prepared to welcome foreign heads of State. "We will contact the Vatican" to try to set up an audience, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday. "It would certainly be an honour". On the Vatican side, Msgr Angelo Becciu, deputy head for general affairs at the Secretariate of State, told ANSA: "Pope Francis is always willing to welcome heads of State who apply for audiences".