1. US, Italian and EU flags hanging from building, pan down to top shot of square with honour guard and red carpet
2. Various shots of US President George W Bush meeting Italian Premier Romano Prodi, the two pose for photos
3. Various shots of Bush and Prodi inspecting honour guard
4. Wide of Prodi and Bush walking to podiums for joint news conference
5. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Romano Prodi, Italian Premier: (overlaid with various cutaways of news conference)
"I believe that the step the United States has made to get to a high-profile agreement on climate change is a big step forward towards working together. We still haven't finalised some of the aspects of the agreement in terms of quantities, however, there really is a message of working together which, until a few months ago, seemed impossible."
6. Cutaway of Bush listening
7. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Romano Prodi, Italian Premier: (includes cutaways of news conference)
"There really is active cooperation, both on the problems of Afghanistan and the difficult problem of Iran, for which we share the same position about the danger of atomic arms proliferation. We also agree on the path that must be followed (with regards to this issue)."
8. Wide of journalists
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W Bush, US President: (includes cutaways of news conference)
"And there was a lot of doubt in the world's mind until Italy stepped up and said 'we will provide troops and be the military leader in Lebanon.' And then the world followed. And I want to thank you for your leadership on that important issue. And now we just got to make sure the Saniora government survives."
10. Cutaway of journalists
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) George W Bush, US President: (starts on wide of news conference)
"We didn't talk about just war. He (Pope Benedict XVI) did express deep concern about the Christians inside Iraq. That he was concerned that the society that was evolving would not tolerate the Christian religion. And I assured him that we are working hard to make sure that people lived up to the constitution, the modern constitution voted on by the people, that would honour people from different walks of life and different attitudes."
12. Wide of news conference
13. Bush thanking audience
14. Various of Bush and Prodi shaking hands
US Embassy, Rome
15. Various of Bush seated during meeting with members of lay Roman Catholic organisation, Sant'Egidio Community
US President George W Bush said on Saturday that he and Pope Benedict XVI discussed the pontiff's deep worries that Christians in Iraq would not be embraced by the Muslim majority.
"We didn't talk about just war. He (the Pope) did express deep concern about the Christians inside Iraq," Bush said in a news conference in Rome with Italian Premier Romano Prodi, several hours after meeting the pope.
"He was concerned that the society that was evolving would not tolerate the Christian religion," Bush added.
"I assured him that we are working hard to make sure that people lived up to the constitution, the modern constitution voted on by the people, that would honour people from different walks of life and different attitudes," he said.
The pope, in his Easter message, had denounced the "continual slaughter" in Iraq and said that "nothing positive" is happening.
During the news conference with Prodi, Bush also thanked Italy for its leadership in supporting the fragile western-backed government in Lebanon.
Italy is the leading contributor to the 13,000-strong UN Peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL and took over command of the force from France in February.
"Now we just got to make sure the Saniora government survives. One of the best ways to do so is to insist we proceed forward the Hariri trial, to make sure there are consequences for behaviour that may affect the stability of a democracy," Bush said.
"It's very important that foreign influences like that of Syria not be continually disrupting the Saniora government," he added.
Syria has said it will not cooperate with an international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, if it infringes on Syrian sovereignty.
A UN investigation into Hariri's killing has implicated Syrian security officials in the assassination, a charge Syria strongly denies.
During the joint news conference in Rome, Prodi described his talks with Bush as "friendly."
He said they discussed China, Africa, climate change and poverty, Kosovo, Lebanon and Afghanistan, among other issues.
"I believe that the step the United States has made to get to a high-profile agreement on climate change is a big step forward towards working together," Prodi told reporters at the news conference.
With regards to the Iranian nuclear stand-off Prodi said he agreed with Bush on the course of action needed on Iran.
Anti-globalisation and far-left activists from across Italy converged on the capital for Bush's visit.
Bush also visited, at the US Embassy in Rome, members of a lay Roman Catholic organisation, thanking them for being part of "the international army of compassion," and said he shares their commitment to helping the poor.
The Sant'Egidio Community has a $25 million US dollar programme to provide free antiretroviral drugs for HIV-positive people in 10 African countries, along with follow-up and home care.
During his meeting with the pope, Bush had said he would work to get Congress to double the current US commitment for combating AIDS in Africa to $30 billion US dollars over the next five years.
Bush arrived in Rome Friday night, after a stop in the Czech Republic, three days at a Group of Eight summit of industrialised democracies on Germany's northern coast, and a four-hour visit to Poland.
The leaders of the G-8, which include Prodi and Bush, ended their summit in Germany after agreeing to set a nonbinding goal to cut greenhouse gases and warn Iran over its nuclear program amongst other things.
The president stays in Rome on Saturday night before going on to Albania and Bulgaria.