President Obama arrived at the Vatican for his first meeting with Pope Francis, as the two talked for nearly an hour in the Papal Library.


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Obama presented the pope with a seed chest with fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House Garden, in honor of the pope's announcement earlier this year that he's opening the gardens of the papal summer residence to the public.

The chest was custom-made of leather and reclaimed wood from Baltimore's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of the oldest Catholic cathedrals in the U.S, and inscribed with the date of their meeting.

The meeting comes amid controversy in the U.S. over a contraception coverage mandate contained in ObamaCare that has now reached the Supreme Court.

Watch senior White House correspondent Ed Henry's report on Fox and Friends, and read more on the visit at FoxNews.com.


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