Barack Obama, Pope Francis

President Obama was at the Vatican Thursday for a meeting with the Pope.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Rome:

Barack Obama, Pope Francis

For the first time, a handshake between Pope Francis and President Obama.

(President Obama) "Thank you so much for receiving me. It's a great honor."

This is the second visit to the Vatican for President Obama, who also had an audience with Pope Benedict in 2009.

Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Mark Miles

In an interview with a local paper here in Italy, President Obama talked of a shared vision with His Holiness on fighting poverty and income inequality.

Here in Rome, the President also has sit downs with Italy's President and Prime Minister.

Travelling with the President in Rome, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

WATCH as FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern shows what it is like to travel with the President in Rome: