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Breaking news Biden to meet Pope Francis on trip to Europe

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President Joe Biden will embark on a three-stop trip to Europe starting in late October that will include a Vatican meeting with Pope Francis, the White House said Thursday.

President and First Lady Jill Biden plans to visit Rome for the G-20 summit on October 30 and 31. While there, Biden will also hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders, which the White House has said will be communicated in the run-up to the event.

Ahead of the G-20 summit, Biden, the second Catholic president in US history, will travel to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis. The conference will cover “working together on efforts based on respect for basic human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis and caring for the poor,” according to the White House.