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."

Trump in March signed an executive order to start unraveling former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump questions Kavanaugh accuser's account | Accuser may testify Thursday | Midterm blame game begins Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states Ford taps Obama, Clinton alum to navigate Senate hearing MORE’s Clean Power Plan. The plan would have closed hundreds of coal-fired power plants, frozen construction on new plants and replaced them with solar and wind farms.

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