Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with five Popes

Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with five Popes

Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with five Popes

Messages and Tributes are pouring in after the death of Queen Elizabeth II in the afternoon of 8 September 2022. As the world mourns, Church and world leaders send their messages of condolences, as well as prayers for the new king.

Queen Elizabeth, who turned 96 in April, is England’s longest-serving monarch, having acceded to the throne in 1952 at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth visited Uganda on 28–30 April 1954 and 21–24 November 2007, the latter time to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007.

Here is a look back at the five popes whom she met in her lifetime:

Pope Pius XII in 1951

One year before Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne, she met Pope Pius XII as a princess in 1951.

Pope John XXIII

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II also visits Pope John XXIII Vatican City, May 5, 1961.

Saint Pope John Paul II In 1980, 1982 and 2000.

Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican By visiting Saint Pope John Paul II and in 1982, Pope John Paul II visited The Queen in Britain, not only did she end there again in 2002 the Queen Visited Pope John Paul II as a private meeting on 17th October 2002.

Pope Benedict XVI in 2010

In 2010 Pope Benedict the XVI, Made a four day visit in England Scotland to meet Queen Elizabeth 11.

Pope Francis in 2014

In 2014 the Queen visited Pope Francis. The meeting marked the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and the Holy See.