VATICAN CITY - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with top aides of Pope Francis at the Vatican Tuesday. Kerry met with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to discuss peace talks in the Middle East. They also talked about other foreign policy issues including Syria peace talks and world poverty and hunger. "It is very important to have broad support and I know that the Pope is particularly concerned about the massive numbers of displaced human beings and the violence that has taken over 130,000 lives," said Kerry.
Kerry is the first Catholic Secretary of State to visit the Vatican since Edmund Muskie in 1980.
Kerry heads to Kuwait next for a conference with humanitarian donors to Syria war victims.