Trump Meets Pope Francis at Vatican
U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis held a 30-minute meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday.
The two men shook hands at the start of their face-to-face meeting. The pope appeared serious. The president smiled.
"It's a very great honor," Trump said to the leader of the Roman Catholic Church after they were seated in the pope's private study.
After the private meeting between the two men, they were joined briefly by Trump's wife Melania and members of the U.S. delegation. That encounter included an exchange of gifts.
A Vatican statement said the pope had a "cordial" discussion with the U.S. president. The Vatican also said it hopes the two sides can work together on "health care, education and assistance to immigrants."
Earlier, reporters asked Pope Francis about his expectations for the meeting with Trump. The pope reacted by saying he "never, ever wanted to make a judgment without hearing the person."
The two men had a clash of words last year when Trump, as a presidential candidate, spoke about his plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
The pope said anyone who thinks of building walls instead of bridges "is not Christian," a comment that Trump called "disgraceful."
The night before the meeting, a top Vatican official took to social media. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana noted that both the president and the pope are reaching out to the Islamic world to stop religious violence.
"One offers peace of dialogue, the other security of arms," he said on Twitter. He appeared to be talking about the $110 billion weapons deal the U.S. president signed with Saudi Arabia days ago.
Later, the Trump administration described the discussion between the leaders in a statement. It said they both shared fundamental values "to promote human rights, combat human suffering and protect religious freedom."
Opinions about the U.S. president's visit on Wednesday were mixed on the streets of Rome. An American Catholic named Eva was happy that the meeting between Trump and the pope had even taken place.
"I think it's fabulous that the pope decided to meet with Trump."
She also said she hoped the meeting gave the men the chance to make peace.
Near the official home of Italy's president, a 19-year-old Canadian man named Daniel and his girlfriend talked about the bombing in Manchester, England. They also expressed fears of terrorism in Europe.
Daniel said he hoped Trump's visit would help make Europe stronger.
"We hope he can bring some more stability because Europe has been quite unstable for the past year or so and even more than that. So we can hope he can bring more stability while also keeping things peaceful and not escalating things too much."
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1.make a judgment 作出判断
We don't have enough facts to make a judgment.
2.human rights 人权
In the treaty both sides pledge to respect human rights.
3.religious freedom 宗教自由
We would not criticise religion or religious freedom.
4.health care 医疗卫生
He's already solicited their support on health care reform.
1.The Vatican also said it hopes the two sides can work together on "health care, education and assistance to immigrants."
work together 合作；共事
They live and work together in complete equality and brotherhood.
They seemed able to work together very efficiently.
2.She also said she hoped the meeting gave the men the chance to make peace.
make peace 讲和；调解
The leaders of the two nations decided to make peace.
It's up to you to make peace between me and sonny.
周三，美国总统唐纳德·特朗普（Donald Trump）在梵蒂冈与教皇弗朗西斯进行了30多分钟的会晤 。
两人在私人会谈开始前握手示意 。教皇的神情严肃 。而总统笑容满面 。
二人的私人会议结束后，他们还与特朗普夫人梅拉尼娅和美国代表团进行短暂会面 。会面过程中他们互赠了礼物 。
梵蒂冈的一份声明称，教皇与总统特朗普进行了一番“诚挚的”交谈 。梵蒂冈方面还表示，希望双方能在“医疗保健、教育和移民援助”领域加强合作 。
早前，教皇弗朗西斯被记者问及是否期待与特朗普总统的会面 。教皇弗朗西斯对此回应：“对于素未谋面的人，我从不会妄下判断 。”
会议开始的前一晚，一位梵蒂冈高级官员曾在社交媒体上发文 。加纳共和国的彼得·图尔克森（Peter Turkson）主教指出，特朗普总统和教皇弗朗西斯正在把手伸向伊斯兰国家，阻止宗教冲突 。
他在推特上表示：“一人展开和平对话，另一人提供维护和平的武器” 。他意指几天前美国总统承诺为沙特阿拉伯提供价值约1100亿美元的武器 。
随后，特朗普政府针对两位领导人的会面发表声明 。声明称，双方分享了基本的价值观，即“促进人权、与人类灾难斗争和保护宗教自由 。”
对于美国总统周三的访问，罗马人褒贬不一 。美国天主教徒伊娃（Eva）表示，很高兴特朗普和教皇能够会面 。
而在意大利总统办公室附近，一位名叫丹尼尔的19岁加拿大小伙和女友谈到曼彻斯特刚发生的爆炸 。他们也表达了对于欧洲恐怖主义的担心 。
“我们希望总统带来更多稳定因素，过去的一年里，欧洲的局势动荡不安、矛盾重重 。我们希望他带来稳定的同时能够维护和平，避免当今的局势恶化 。”