Here are the hilariously awkward photos from Trump's visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican

trump popePope Francis poses with President Donald Trump on the occasion of their private audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP

Pope Francis did not smile during President Donald Trump's first minutes in the Vatican.

On May 24, Trump stopped by the core point of Catholicism as part of first foreign trip that also includes visits to Saudi Arabia, Belgium, and Israel.

Throughout most of the meeting, Pope Francis maintained a serious face - and thus provoked a barrage of Twitter jokes about Trump's first encounter with a Pope who has frequently criticized some of his policies.

The mood eventually lightened after the two exchanged gifts.

Here are some of the most memorable photos from the visit:

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Trump and Pope Francis concluded the visit by wishing each other "good luck." On-scene reporters said the visit went by quickly and smoothly.

Trump and Pope Francis concluded the visit by wishing each other "good luck." On-scene reporters said the visit went by quickly and smoothly.

Source: Reporting Pool

After the visit, Trump tweeted that he took the Pope's words to heart and was "more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world."

After the visit, Trump tweeted that he took the Pope's words to heart and was "more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world."

On their visit, Melania and Ivanka Trump wore traditional long black veils in keeping with Vatican protocol. While in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, both women skipped the traditional headscarves and dressed in Western clothes.

On their visit, Melania and Ivanka Trump wore traditional long black veils in keeping with Vatican protocol. While in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, both women skipped the traditional headscarves and dressed in Western clothes.

Source: CNN

"I signed it personally for you," Pope Francis said as he handed Trump the copy of his peace talk. Trump gave the Pope a first-edition set of Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings.

"I signed it personally for you," Pope Francis said as he handed Trump the copy of his peace talk. Trump gave the Pope a first-edition set of Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings.

Source: Reporting Pool

In what many saw as a nod to Trump's tough stances on immigration and climate change, Pope Francis gifted Trump a signed copy of his speech at the last World Peace Summit and his 2015 encyclical letter on climate change.

In what many saw as a nod to Trump's tough stances on immigration and climate change, Pope Francis gifted Trump a signed copy of his speech at the last World Peace Summit and his 2015 encyclical letter on climate change.

Source: USA Today

Pope Francis broke the serious mood by hinting at Trump's large physical size. "What do you feed him on, Potica?" he asked the First Lady in reference to a calorie-heavy cake from her native Slovenia.

Pope Francis broke the serious mood by hinting at Trump's large physical size. "What do you feed him on, Potica?" he asked the First Lady in reference to a calorie-heavy cake from her native Slovenia.

Source: Business Insider

In the past, the Pope has frequently criticized Trump's tough approach to immigration — even, at one point calling those who build walls "not Christian."

In the past, the Pope has frequently criticized Trump's tough approach to immigration — even, at one point calling those who build walls "not Christian."

Source: The New York Times

The somber mood of the meeting was quickly picked up by Twitter commenters, who joked at Pope Francis' serious look.

Then Trump and Pope Francis went into a private study. Reporters present on the scene said Pope Francis did not smile when Trump called meeting him "a great honor."

Then Trump and Pope Francis went into a private study. Reporters present on the scene said Pope Francis did not smile when Trump called meeting him "a great honor."

Source: Pool report

In the early morning, Trump's motorcade arrived at the doors of the Vatican. Pope Francis welcomed the president inside, and the two shook hands.

In the early morning, Trump's motorcade arrived at the doors of the Vatican. Pope Francis welcomed the president inside, and the two shook hands.

Source: The New York Times

On May 24, Pope Francis welcomed Trump and his family to the Vatican.

On May 24, Pope Francis welcomed Trump and his family to the Vatican.

Source: The New York Times

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