Tag Archives: Pope Francis

The Pope Welcomes Sheikha Mozah To The Vatican

  June 4, 2016 at 11:29 am by

This morning, Pope Francis welcomed Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, president of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in a private audience in the Vatican. The meeting which lasted about 30 minutes, Sheikha Mozah spoke to the Pope about her involvement in education and social development through her foundation in Qatar and on the International scene. After the meeting, Sheikha Mozah gave The Pope an Arab … Continue reading

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A Visit from Japan to Italy…and The Vatican!

  May 12, 2016 at 11:21 am by

Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan are currently on a week-long official visit to Italy to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Italy. The Imperial couple set off from Haneda airport on Tuesday and, upon their arrival the next day, were greeted by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the Palazzo Chigi. For the occasion, Princess Kiko wore … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Meet With Pope Francis

  April 26, 2016 at 8:47 am by

Yesterday, Monday April 25, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were received by Pope Francis at the Vatican for a private audience. The Royal Couple was accompanied by their three daughters: Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, Princess Ariane. For the Princesses was the first meeting with the Pope while the King and the Queen met the Holy Father on March 19, 2013 when the then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown … Continue reading

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King Albert and Queen Paola Celebrate Easter in The Vatican

  March 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola celebrated the Easter holiday in the Vatican, attending the annual Easter Sunday mass at St Peter’s Square. The couple were greeted by Pope Francis at the end of the mass as he travelled round the Square in the ‘popemobile’ at the conclusion of the mass. The former King was seen taking photographs of the mass with his Nikon during the event.

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An Audience With The Pope For The Nassaus

  March 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and their immediate family have had an audience with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. @Gertsroyals The Luxembourg Grand-Ducal family hosted by the Holy Father today on Vatican City pic.twitter.com/FCoSmLTYG3 — Ben Ben (@BenjaminAlm3456) March 21, 2016 The Grand Duchess exercised her privilège du blanc, wearing a simple white suit, while the other ladies in the family – Hereditary Grand Duchess … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore Meets The Pope

  April 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm by

During her grandmother and parents’ visit to the Vatican, Princess Leonore also met Pope Francis. The baby Princess sat on her grandmother, Queen Silvia’s, lap whilst she had an audience with the Pope at the Apolisitc Palace. View image | gettyimages.com Later on in the afternoon, a seminar focusing on human trafficking took place at the Swedish Embassy in Rome and was organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The seminar … Continue reading

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King and Queen of the Belgians Visit the Vatican

  March 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm by

Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Vatican. They arrived at the Apostolic Palace at 10:30am, greeted by Georg Gaenswein, the prefect of the papal household. Then they had a private audience with Pope Francis that lasted half an hour. During the audience, gifts were exchanged. The King and Queen brought to the Pope a set of nativity figurines made by a Belgian artist and an official … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Tonga Visit the Vatican

  February 16, 2015 at 9:59 pm by

The King and Queen of Tonga paid a visit to the Vatican today, where they had an audience with Pope Francis. During their audience at the Apostolic Palace, the Pope and King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho discussed recent political developments in Tonga, as well as the contributions of the Catholic Church to Tongan society (15% of Tonga’s population identify as Roman Catholic). Environmental problems facing the Pacific Islands were also … Continue reading

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Spain’s New King Visits The Vatican

  July 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia yesterday undertook their first introductory visit, while on a visit to the Vatican. After arriving in Rome around 11am, the couple travelled to the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, where they were greeted by Georg Gaenswein, the prefect of the papal household. Then, Pope Francis received them in a private audience. During the audience, which lasted around 45 minutes, gifts were exchanged between the two parties: King Felipe … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Recieve Pope Francis

  May 25, 2014 at 4:09 am by

Upon his arrival to the Jordanian capital of Amman, the first step in his Holy Land pilgrimage, His Holiness Pope Francis was welcomed at the airport by Prince Ghazi bin Mohamad, the King’s special envoy and Senior Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs, as well as representatives of churches, dozens of journalists and Jordanian citizens. At Al Husseiniyeh Palace, Pope Francis was greeted by 21-gun salute and guards of honour in … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Visit The Vatican

  August 30, 2013 at 3:31 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah arrived to the Vatican on Wednesday August 28 on a working visit. On August 29, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah held talks with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The two leaders talked about efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East and the latest developments in the Middle East. King Abdullah also met with Cardinal Tarsiso … Continue reading

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Royals attend Papal Inauguration Mass at the Vatican

  March 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm by

March 19th, 2013  – The Vatican World leaders and members of several royal houses attended the Papal Inauguration Mass at the Vatican for His Holiness Pope Francis today. Over 200,000 pilgrims had packed into St Peters Square to witness this very solemn ceremony. Royals present were King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Prince Felix of Luxembourg, the Prince … Continue reading

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