Pope Francis will meet with President Obama during his trip to the United States later this year, the White House announced Thursday.
The Pope will visit the White House on September 23, according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, where Obama and Pope Francis will speak about “caring for the marginalized and the poor; advancing economic opportunity for all; serving as good stewards of the environment; protecting religious minorities and promoting religious freedom around the world; and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.”
The two leaders met last year when Obama visited the Vatican in March 2014. The upcoming visit in September is part of a larger trip for Pope Francis; during his first visit to the United States as Pope, he will also be addressing Congress and speaking at the U.N. The trip is set to take place from September 22-27.
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