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AP PHOTOS: Popes meetings with US presidents

Thursday - 3/27/2014, 12:26pm  ET

FILE - In this June 4, 2004, file photo, President Bush is greeted by Pope John Paul II upon their meeting in his private library at the Vatican. President Obama is scheduled to meet Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, File)

The Associated Press

President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday, holding a nearly hourlong audience with the pontiff. The president and pope both appeared tense at the start of the meeting, but they were all smiles by the end.

Here's a gallery of photos of U.S. presidents with the head of the Catholic Church:


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