Rome Newsroom, Aug 21, 2023 / 12:15 pm
Pope Francis had a private audience on Monday at the Vatican with U.S. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Aug. 21 meeting took place in the pope’s study in the Apostolic Palace. Neither the Vatican nor the U.S. Department of Defense provided information about the audience.
Milley, a Catholic, is the U.S.’s highest-ranking military officer and the principal military adviser to the president, secretary of defense, and National Security Council.
Prior to becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2019, Milley was chief of staff of the U.S. Army.