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Obama guidance & press schedule, March 28, 2014: Pope Francis

President Barack Obama in Italy on Thursday has an audience with Pope Francis, meetings with Italian officials and tours The Colosseum.

Below, from the White House…

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 26, 2014

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

In the morning, the President will visit the Vatican where he will have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis. There will be a limited pool spray of the meeting and the President’s arrival at the Vatican is open press.

Afterward, the President will meet with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. There will be a limited pool spray of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a restricted bilateral meeting followed by an expanded bilateral meeting with President Napolitano. Afterward the President and President Napolitano will meet for a working lunch. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival at the Quirinal Palace. There will be a limited pool spray of the restricted bilateral meeting and pool spray of the expanded bilateral meeting. The working lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to Villa Madama where he will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Renzi of Italy before participating in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Renzi. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival at Villa Madama; there will be a pool spray at the top of the bilateral meeting; and the joint press conference is open press.

Afterward, the President will tour The Colosseum. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s tour.

In the evening, the President will participate in a meet and greet with employees and families of the U.S. Tri-Mission to Italy, The Holy See, and the UN Agencies in Rome at the United States Ambassador’s residence. This meet and greet is closed press.

The President will remain overnight in Rome.

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CET

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT arrives the Vatican

Vatican City, The Holy See

Open Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT has an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis

Vatican City, The Holy See

Limited Pool Spray

11:25AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Vatican City, The Holy See

Limited Pool Spray

12:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the Quirinal Palace

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

Pre-Set Pool Coverage

12:25PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a restricted bilateral meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

Limited Pool Spray

12:40PM THE PRESIDENT participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

Pool Spray

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT attends a working lunch with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

Closed Press

2:20PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Villa Madama

Villa Madama, Rome, Italy

Pre-Set Pool Coverage

2:25PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy

Villa Madama, Rome, Italy

Pool Spray at the Top

3:35PM THE PRESIDENT holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy

Villa Madama, Rome, Italy

Open Press

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT tours The Colosseum

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Pool Coverage

6:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with employees and families of the U.S. Tri-Mission to Italy, The Holy See, and the UN Agencies in Rome

U.S. Ambassador’s residence, Rome, Italy

Closed Press