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Queen Elizabeth to visit pope on April 3

Audience with pope on same day as meeting with Napolitano

04 February, 11:53
Queen Elizabeth to visit pope on April 3 (ANSA) - Rome, February 4 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh will have an audience in the Vatican with Pope Francis when they visit Rome on April 3, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The queen is also set to have a private lunch with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano the same day. The queen cancelled a March 2013 visit to Rome due to a gastrointestinal illness that required a brief hospitalisation.

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