Popes and the Queen – Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, April 3. Over the years, she has also met many of his papal predecessors.
Popes and the Queen – The Queen, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, exchanges gifts with Pope Benedict XVI in Edinburgh, Scotland, in September 2010.
Popes and the Queen – The Queen shakes hands with Pope John Paul II at the Pope's private office in October 2000.
Popes and the Queen – Pope John Paul II walks with the Queen at London's Buckingham Palace in May 1982.
Popes and the Queen – The Queen and Prince Philip meet Pope John Paul ll for the first time in October 1980.
Popes and the Queen – The Queen and Prince Philip are pictured with Pope John XXIII at the Vatican in 1961.
Popes and the Queen – The Queen, then as Princess Elizabeth, poses for a group photo with her entourage, Vatican knights and Swiss Guards following a talk with Pope Pius XII in April 1951.