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By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
5/25/2017 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Spokeswoman confirms Melania is Catholic

First Lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman has confirmed the First Lady is a practicing Catholic.

Melania prayed inside the chapel. [Photo by: AFP/Getty Images]

Melania prayed inside the chapel. [Photo by: AFP/Getty Images]

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By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
5/25/2017 (2 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Melania Trump, Trump, Catholic, Bambino Gesu,


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Though she is not currently living in the White House, when she moves in during the summer, she will become the first Catholic to live in the White House since President John F Kennedy and First Lady Jackie in the 1960s.

However, it is unclear as to when Melania became Catholic. She was not baptized as a child, was raised in a Communist-supporting family, and she married Trump, a Presbyterian in 2005 at an Episcopal church, according to the Catholic Herald.

Nonetheless, during President Trump's visit to the Vatican, Melania presented Pope Francis with rosary beads for him to bless, spent time praying at the Bambino Gesu Hospital chapel and placed flowers at the feet of a Virgin Mary statue.

Melania Trump and the Virgin Mary

The First Lady laid flowers at the feet of a Virgin Mary statue.



Melania then spent much of her day reading and coloring with the sick children.

"To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an amazing gift," she expressed to the Daily Mail. "The time I spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit is something I will never forget, and I will pray for each of them daily."

Melania Trump with sick kids

First Lady Melania Trump paid a visit to the Bambino Gesu Hospital.


One of the children Melania spent time with was waiting for a new heart. Just hours after Melania's visit, she was informed a donor had been found for the little boy.

"I read a book and held hands with this special little one just a few hours ago, and now my own heart is filled with joy over this news," explained Melania.

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