Donald Trump has met the Pope at the Vatican and the Holy Father couldn’t help but pass a joke about the American President’s weight.
During the meeting, the Pope used his translator to ask the First Lady “What do you give him to eat? Potica (a calorie-laden Slovenian cake)?”. There was some confusion as at first many believed he had asked if she fed him pizza.
The two leaders, who offer starkly contrasting world views, appeared to set aside differences to offer a united message of peace.
During the 30-minute meeting at the Apostolic Palace, the Pope presented the President with copies of his three main teaching documents, a traditional gift for visiting heads of state, and a medal embossed with an olive branch.
Mr Trump received the medal, commenting: “We can use peace”. He added he would be reading the Pope’s teachings.
As the two men chatted, Mr Trump was heard telling the Pope that it was “a great honour” to meet him.
The Pope was then introduced to the Trump delegation, including Mr Trump’s wife Melania, his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, a senior Presidential advisor.