I know, I know, Rabbonim including Rishonim would visit the Pope ....... but that was way different. In those days the Pope was like a king with an army that ruled over most of Europe, and the Gedoilim had no choice. Nowadays the Pope, rules over only the Vatican ... and is basically irrelevant even to his followers.
This mashiginar "tuchis lekker" Harav Hagoen (fin dee ma nishtana) Edger Gluck , the Chief Rabbi of the Palisades Parkway, wore his "Shabbasdike Begodim" to greet the Pope, who wears a gigantic cross!
His encourage danced and sang "orach yuomim" wishing the old Christian kocker "long life." See Video below
The Yeshivaworld blog, compared Rabbi Gluck, the Rabbi of the Palisades Parkway, to Harav Ovadia Yofef z"l that visited the Pope .....
|Here see the Rabbi of the Palisades Parkway smiling like a "Chulent Bundel"|
It is interesting to note, that in 2014 the Chief Rabbis of Israel met with the Pope, with haRav Yitzchak Yosef wearing a golden necklace around his neck that had the Luchos on it. At the time, YWN published the reason for this, and related that it was an inheritance from his father, Maran Hagaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZATZAL – who himself wore that golden Luchos when he met with previous Popes.