Thursday, March 30, 2023

What saints and saints did Queen Elizabeth meet?

The world received on September 8, news of death And Queen Elizabeth II, With a life of 96 years and a reign of 7 decades, he met with various personalities including the Pope and even saints.

Next, we will recall what these meetings were and the great names of the Catholic Church with whom the emperor had contact.

1. Pope Francis (2014)

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To celebrate 100 years of the return of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and the Holy See, Queen Elizabeth II And Pope Francis met at the Vatican in April 2014.

On this occasion the two had the opportunity to talk a little and the emperor gave some gifts to the leader of the Catholic Church.

2. Pope Bento XVI (2010)

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Francis’ predecessor also had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth II. This time, the meeting took place during the visit of Benedict XVI to Britain in September 2010.

The meeting was very pleasant for both, and now Pope Emeritus classified it as “very cordial and characterized by the exchange of concerns about the well-being of the people and the role of Christian values ​​in society”.

3. St. John Paul II (1980, 1982 and 2000)

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One of the more recent saints of the Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II (now known by Saint John Paul II), also had the opportunity to approach Queen Elizabeth II on three separate occasions.

Elizabeth II was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, at the Vatican in 1980. In May 1982, Pope John Paul II visited Buckingham Palace, and the last meeting was in October 2000, when the Queen traveled to the Vatican for a private meeting.

It is worth remembering that John Paul II was canonized in 2014, which marks the second saint in chronological order known to the emperor.

4. Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1983)

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The only known saint alive by Queen Elizabeth II was Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The meeting in question took place in 1983 and, despite the lack of abundant details, at the time the Emperor received the Order of Merit Plaque as a gift from the Mother.

5. Pope John XXIII (1961)

Going a little further back in time, Elizabeth II and Prince Philip had an audience with Pope John XXIII in May 1961. It is worth remembering that St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II were canonized on the same day, so historically the argument is that John XXIII was the first saint known to the Queen.

6. Pope Pius XII (1951)

This early encounter marked Elizabeth II’s first contact with the Pope. However, the negotiations in question took place in 1951, a year before she became Queen of the United Kingdom.

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