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'We Can Use Peace,' President Trump Says After Exchanging Gifts With Pope

The president made the remark after the pope presented him with a medallion featuring an olive branch. "I give this to you so that you can be an instrument of peace," the pope told him.
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with President Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the Vatican on Wednesday. / ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / Shutterstock.com

During papal audiences with heads of state, the exchange of gifts comes after the private encounter and at the end of the event. It offers the press a chance to witness the body language of the two leaders and listen in as they explain their

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