Obama to visit pope during European visit in March

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 8:46 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama plans to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in March during a trip to Europe, the White House said on Tuesday.

Obama is scheduled to meet with the pope on March 27 in a trip that will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and other parts of Italy, it announced in a statement.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)