>> A passionate embrace is probably not on the agenda when Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. The pair have, to date, had a fractious relationship. Reuters senior correspondent for Italy and the Vatican, Philip Pullella, is covering the meeting.>> There are a number of issues that divide them, first is immigration.
The Pope is appealing to everyone around the world, to leaders around the world, to welcome immigrants, particularly those who are coming from war-torn countries. They also differ dramatically on climate change. The Pope issued an encyclical letter, a major document, a few years ago called Laudato Si, which means praise to be.
Which brought to the fore his concern for the future of the planet and basically said that climate change is caused by human activity. As we know, President Trump issued an executive order dismantling many of the President Obama's rulings on the environment, so they definitely do not see eye to eye on that issue.
Basically, I think that the Pope will state his opinion. He said he is looking for doors that are not closed on a number of issues and that he will be sincere with Trump.>> During campaigning for the US presidency, Trump was criticized by the Pope who said that those who build walls instead of bridges are not Christian
>> Trump called those comments disgraceful. Time for the meeting is also tight as it coincides with the usual slot for the Pope's weekly general audience in St. Peter's square.>> Because the square behind me will be full of people, he will not be making the grand entrance that heads of state normally make, going right through St. Peter's Square under the arch of the bells and up to the apostolic palace.
He would be entering from a side gate which is just usually used by employees, so there will not be any grand entrance. In a sense, it swill be a rather humbling experience for the US President.