White House Confirms that US President Joe Biden Will Meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican - FULL TEXT
In a newly released statement the Whitehouse confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with US President Joe Biden at the Vatican.
Official Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the President’s Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom
OCTOBER 14, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Rome, Italy for the G20 Leaders’ Summit on October 30-31. Additional information about individual bilateral engagements on the margins of the G20 will be forthcoming.
The President and Dr. Biden will also visit Vatican City and have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis on October 29. They will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis, and caring for the poor.
From Rome, President Biden will travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom from November 1-2 to participate in the World Leader Summit at the start of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).