Queen Elizabeth II to meet Pope Francis in April


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Queen Elizabeth II will meet Pope Francis for the first time when she visits Rome, Italy in April as a guest of the Italian president, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, February 4. The queen and her husband Prince Philip will have an audience with the pope after attending a lunch hosted by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, during the one-day visit on April 3. It will be the first time for the British monarch to meet the Roman Catholic leader since his election in March 2013.

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