On Thursday, April 3, 2014, His Holiness Pope Francis held an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at the Vatican.

According to the Vatican News Agency, today’s meeting with:

“…Pope Francis mark’s the 87-year-old Queen’s fifth encounter with a Roman pontiff here in the Vatican, beginning with Pope Pius XII whom she met in 1951, the year before her accession to the throne.

In 1982, she became the first monarch since the Reformation to welcome a pope to Britain during John Paul II’s pastoral visit to the country and in 2010 she also hosted Pope Benedict XVI on his state visit to the United Kingdom.”

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