A LOOK BACK AT POPE BENEDICT XVI’S MEETINGS WITH ROYALTY

With the papacy (2005-2013) of Pope Benedict XVI at a close, it’s a fitting time to look back at the pope and other royals.  Here are some photographs of his meetings through the years as pontiff with members of various royal families.  Pope Benedict’s last official audience with a reigning royal took place when Prince Albert II of Monaco, accompanied by his wife, Princess Charlene, visited the Vatican earlier this year.  Below, photos of Pope Benedict XVI with members of the royal families of Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and Luxembourg.  Photos by Corbis and Getty Images.

Pope Benedict XVI greets Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia as he arrives to hold mass in Valencia

Private Audience with Prince and Princess of Monaco

Italy- Vatican - Pope Benedict XVI meets Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

Italy- Vatican - Pope Benedict XVI meets Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

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  1. We may be religious or not, we may agree or disagree with Pope Benedict’s views, but I believe we should admire a decision that places the good of the Catholic Church above his personal prestige.

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