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U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Pope Francis during a meeting, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Pope Francis gave Trump a letter on climate change during their meeting at the Vatican


Pope Francis gave Trump a letter on climate change during their meeting at the Vatican

WATCH | Trump tells the Pope he won't forget him.

UPDATE 8:29 a.m. EST: 

During their meeting, Pope Francis gave President Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical that called for drastic cuts in fossil-fuel emissions, Bloomberg reported.

The gift comes as Trump weighs pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.

Trump gave Pope Francis a special edition of the works of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

UPDATE 8:24 a.m. EST:  Trump tweeted that the meeting was the "Honor of a lifetime."

President Trump finally met face-to-face with Pope Francis on Wednesday in Vatican City after the two exchanged indirect criticism during the 2016 presidential campaign, reports CNN.

And while the pair made less than sterling comments about each last year, their meeting this week was very amicable. 

"Thank you. I won't forget what you said," Trump said after an hour-long private meeting with the pope in his study. 

While neither Pope Francis nor Trump revealed what it was they discussed in the meeting, a statement released by the Vatican said that the two men discussed "the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue." 

"We had a fantastic meeting. We're liking Italy very, very much and it was an honor to be with the Pope," said Trump of Pope Francis. 

Unfortunately, the meeting has been the subject of some derision on Twitter.

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