RELIGION
05/24/2017 12:47 pm ET Updated May 24, 2017

Trump And Melania Hold Hands In Sistine Chapel, Observe 'Last Judgment'

The couple appeared to share an emotional moment.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are in Rome, the third stop in their first international trip as POTUS and FLOTUS. 

After an early morning meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday, the pair was photographed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City:

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The couple also visited the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, with one particular photo featuring them embracing as they looked upon Michelangelo’s painting, “The Last Judgment.”  

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“The Last Judgment” features Jesus Christ in the moment just before the verdict of the Last Judgment is decided ― a moment in Catholicism where a soul is sent to heaven, purgatory or hell.

Despite that, the embrace between the first couple is quite nice to see. Their religious beliefs aren’t completely clear, but affiliations aside the moment they’re sharing in the photographs is poignant. And after several days of hand-holding fumbles, they appear to be taking in the Vatican’s history with grace and emotion.

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