Pope Francis is loved by people across many borders and faiths because of his empathetic stance on many social issues and unapologetic denouncement of every unethical move and policy any and every world leader has made since he began his papacy. Ever since primaries, it seemed as though he and Donald Trump, who is now the current president of the United States, were set on a collision course that was only guaranteed once Trump officially won and world leaders prepared to deal with a powerful variable who made it clear that he was there to undo any progress he didn't like and shake things up.
Pop Francis continued to comment on Donald Trump's bigoted statements and how they've empowered people who were afraid to don their hoods until the Don was elected, and when it came time for the two to finally meet, we all knew it wouldn't be a pleasant experience for either of them.
Pope Francis has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump since the primaries. The Pope suggested that Trump's campaign promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico was "not Christian," and that he should instead be building bridges. And of course, Trump responded at the time by calling Francis "disgraceful."
So you can probably imagine that things got kind of awkward when the two meet today. President Trump stopped by the Vatican on the way home from his tour of the Middle East, with the two discussing peace in the Middle East, and protection of Christians in the region. President Trump said that meeting with Pope Francis was the "honor of a lifetime."
But one particular photo from the meeting has got social media talking, mostly because Pope Francis looks miserable. And obviously, Twitter pointed it out...
You could have at least tried to look happy, Francis.
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