The Queen of England visited Pope Francisco 32 years after the Falklands War

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP


32 years after the Falklands War, the Argentine Pope received the highest authority of the Anglican Church, Queen Elizabeth II, in what is the third visit of the British to a Supreme Pontiff in the Vatican.

The queen, aged 87, traveled with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is 92. First they met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and then with the Pope in the Vatican.

The Queen was received at 15:30 local time in an adjacent room of modern Paul VI audience hall and not in the sumptuous Apostolic Palace. Note that the royal couple travels abroad infrequently, given the age of two.

On April 2 is Veterans Day and Memorial of the Falklands War in Argentina, conflict that Bergoglio lived in first person and two weeks ago reminded greeting a group of ex –combatants.”He urged us to continue working for peace” told one of 39 attending the meeting.

Elizabeth II has twice visited the Vatican to meet with Pope John XXIII in 1961 and John Paul II in 2000. With Benedict XVI met in September 2010, when Pope held a delicate visit to Britain.

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