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Updated: Oct. 29, 2021 at 9:38 AM
President Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis at Vatican
President Joe Biden became the
second Catholic U.S. president to meet with the pope
at the Vatican during his meeting on October 29, 2021, with Pope Francis where they were discussing climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and the disadvantaged.
President Joe Biden (L) greets Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican in Rome on Friday. Photo by Vatican Media/UPI
This is Biden's first meeting with the pope since becoming president. Photo by Vatican Media/UPI
The first meeting at the Vatican between a pope and a Catholic U.S. preisdent was in 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and Pope Paul VI. Photo by Vatican Media/UPI
Francis (L) and Biden met the first time during the pontiff's inauguration in 2013. Photo by Vatican Media/UPI .