Obama invites Pope Francis to visit United States

US President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had invited Pope Francis to visit the United States following a historic meeting between the two leaders.

AFP| Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014, 01:12 AM IST

Rome: US President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had invited Pope Francis to visit the United States following a historic meeting between the two leaders.

"I invited and urged him to come and visit the United States, telling him that people would be overjoyed to see him," Obama said at a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Rome.