Pope Francis on Friday met with Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, in the Vatican. Mike Pence was baptized a Catholic and told the pope by meeting him, he has become a hero, a comment likely referring to his devout Catholic mother. Mike Pence came with his wife Karen and Daughter-in-law Sarah Pence. (See Video Below)
During their meeting, the Pope handed Vice President Pence a copy of his World Peace Day Message. In his Message, Pope Francis invites us to help build peace, promoting a more just, supportive and fraternal world, because even today the scars of war "affect especially the poor and the vulnerable".
After having met the Pope, Vice President Mike Pence met with the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal pietro Parolin, and with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States.