The seemingly genial meeting offered no hint of the rocky start to the pair's relationship a year ago, when the Argentinian pontiff questioned then-candidate Trump's Christian credentials, the report said. She also presented Pope Francis with rosary beads for the Pontiff to bless.
Later that day, the First Lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed to DailMail.com that Melania is a practicing Catholic.
Mr Trump and his entourage arrived at the Vatican just before 8:30am, in a meeting that was arranged at the last minute.
Jared Kushner discussed creating secret communications channel with Moscow
Trump's advisers were similarly secretive about meetings with leaders from the United Arab Emirates. Doing so would require Moscow to expose its most sophisticated communications capabilities.
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.
All woman that were present in the United States delegation wore a veil, including Ivanka Trump, who had earlier converted to Judaism before marriage. "Potica?" Francis asked Melania, in a reference to a calorie-laden cake that comes from her native Slovenia and is pronounced "potteezza".
Both men looked far more relaxed at the end of the private meeting, with the pope smiling and joking with Trump and his wife Melania. In his response, Pope Francis said, "A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not about building bridges, is not a Christian".
Outside of a grinning trump, first daughter Ivanka, first lady Melania and the pope himself are all stone faced and appear to be unimpressed.
Kushner 'proposed secret communication channel with Russia'
Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings", Gorelick said in a statement Thursday. On Thursday it was reported that he is a person of interest in the FBI's sprawling Russian Federation investigation.
MALCOLM BRABANT: The president also met with the Vatican's secretary of state, who encouraged continued US participation in the Paris climate agreement. The thousands of pilgrims on hand forced Trump's motorcade to enter Vatican City from a side entrance rather than the grand entrance through St. Peter's Square.
Pope Francis' interpreter could be heard translating a comment to the First Lady: "What do you give him to eat?"
Mr Trump also met Italy's president and prime minister while in Rome. This was in stark contrast to their dressing in Saudi Arabia, where they were accused of not conforming to the country's requirements to cover up.
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