December 9, 2022

Jill and Joe Biden to meet Pope Francis in Vatican City October 29 and discuss climate change, COVID-19 and human rights

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wave as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House after disembarking Marine One Sunday
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wave as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House after disembarking Marine One Sunday

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and First Lady Jill Biden will meet with Pope Francis in Vatican City on October 29, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday.

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“The President and Dr. Biden will also visit Vatican City and have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis on October 29. They will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis, and caring for the poor,” Psaki said.

While in Italy, President Biden will attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit on October 30-31, before traveling to Glasgow, United Kingdom from November 1-2 to participate in the World Leader Summit at the start of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

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