Here’s how President Obama reacted when he met the world’s most powerful religious leader

Pope Francis has touched down in the US for a six-day sweep through Washington, New York, and Philadelphia.

President Barack Obama, along with a flurry of officials, greeted the pope at Joint Base Andrews.

Here’s the moment:

The White House will host Pope Francis on Wednesday, and the pontiff is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress on Thursday before he heads to New York.

Here are more photos of his arrival:

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President Barack Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the United States upon his arrival at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington
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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama (C) welcomes Pope Francis to the United States upon his arrival at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington
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REUTERS/Tony Gentile