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    Pope Gives Trump Encyclicals on Climate Change, Peace

    Subtle. When President Trump and Pope Francis met at the Vatican yesterday, the pontiff granted the U.S. president a few gifts, including copies of his 2017 peace letter and his 2015 missive on climate change and the importance of protecting the environment. The 192-page climate encyclical’s philosophy stands in marked contrast to Trump’s stance on rolling back environmental regulations and chopping the EPA’s budget, and its delivery comes as the U.S. mulls whether to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Trump reportedly told Francis, “Well, I’ll be reading them.”

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