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Obama, Pope Francis meet for the first time, stress fight against inequality

Pope Francis and US president Barack Obama today held their first private audience at the Vatican and stressed the world's increasing inequality and the fight against poverty.

Obama visited the pontiff's private studio during 50 minutes. After both leaders greeted each other the head of state said: "It is a great honor. I'm a great admirer.," "Thank you so much for receiving me."

"Welcome, mister president," the Pope responded, also in English.

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