Blinken's visit to pope will reset U.S-Vatican ties

It will also set the scene for a visit to the pope by Joe Biden, only the second Catholic U.S. president, expected for October.

The last time a U.S. secretary of state visited the Vatican, the diplomatic sparks flew and Pope Francis declined to receive Mike Pompeo.

Various meetings will take place inside the Vatican before the meeting with the pontiff, who was seen being driven away after the arrival of the U.S. Secretary of State.

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