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Obama to Visit Pope Francis in March

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will travel to Europe in March and will visit Pope Francis during his stay in Italy, the White House announced on Tuesday.

In a statement, the White House said Obama will meet with the pope on March 27 to discuss "their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality."

Before he reaches Vatican City, the president will also attend a conference in the Netherlands on securing nuclear stockpiles worldwide and consult with European Union leaders in Belgium.

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