Pope is one of the most influential people in the world, probably ‘The’ most, for some people, and it’s almost a tradition for World leaders to visit the Pope while they’re anywhere around the Vatican. And, so did Donald Trump, who after his summit in Saudi Arabia decided to have his first face-to-face meeting with the Argentinian pontiff, on Wednesday.

This is a known fact that both, Donald Trump, before becoming the President, and Pope were not on the best of terms last year when Pope Francis questioned Trump’s Christian credentials. However, this meeting seemed to be going on with a good start, when Pope jokingly asked First Lady about the popular Slovenian cake. But one can have a hard time believing the good meeting part, because of this picture.

The entire Trump family (well, the important people) went on to have a group picture with Pope Francis, where, let’s just say, Pope’s not looking happy. It seems that Pope would like to be anywhere than being in here. One can simply have an assumption of how great the meeting went, after looking this particular picture.

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

The photo is awkward and hilarious — but it also perfectly captures the tension inherent in a meeting between two of the world’s most powerful men whose visions of the world couldn’t be more different. Both the women, Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump, were seen sporting the conservation black dress and veils which are the Vatican protocol for women but are not mandatory. This particular choice has also prompted a lot of question about why the women chose to cover their hair in the presence of the Pope but declined to do so in Saudi Arabia.

However, that’s not the interesting thing, the interesting thing is the reaction that people to this image. While Donald Trump seems to be extremely happy, it’s the Pope’s reaction that resonates with a lot of people, who decided to meme the heck out of the picture. And, we decided to present some of the best out of the lot. So, here you go:


Apart from the meme, Donald Trump and Pope Francis have previously sparred over a number of issues like gun control, environmental protection, refugees, immigration and over Donald Trump’s decision to make a wall.

25th May 2017
Jyotsna Amla

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