The House Speaker is in Rome for meetings leading up to the G20 and COP26.
Pope Francis received in audience U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday.
Pelosi is in Rome for a Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in the lead up to the G20 and meetings in preparation for the COP26. The Holy Father also addressed participants in the latter meetings on Saturday.
The Vatican press office announced the Pontiff’s meeting with Pelosi, her husband, and entourage, but gave no further details.
A statement from Pelosi said it “was a spiritual, personal, and official honor” to meet the Pope, and noted his leadership on issues of care for the environment, climate change, migrants and refugees, and the poor.