Pope Francis gave Trump 2015 encyclical on climate change

Pope Francis gave Trump 2015 encyclical on climate change
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Pope Francis on Wednesday gave President Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the environment and climate change.

Trump responded to the gifts by saying: "Well, I'll be reading them," according to pool reports.

The Trump administration has been pushing to roll back Obama-era regulations on the environment.

Trump on Wednesday met with Francis at the Vatican.

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At the beginning of the meeting, the president said it was a "great honor" to be meeting with the pope.

The meeting lasted about 30 minutes.

Trump said after its conclusion that it was a "fantastic meeting."

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Trump has also proposed large cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.