Sunday, February 9, 2014
Pope Francis and Elizabeth II to Meet
I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show tomorrow morning at 7:45 Eastern/6:45 Central. Matt Swaim asked me to discuss this meeting, scheduled for April at the Vatican, between the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the Pope, the Vicar of Christ, the successor of St. Peter--and the head of the Vatican City-State and the Holy See! This sounds like a rather low key visit, however, and is taking place at the Santa Marta guesthouse after the Queen has lunch with the president of Italy.
On the Son Rise Morning Show, we'll discuss the history of relations between the England and Rome, which of course, broke off during the reign of Henry VIII, and weren't firmly re-established until the reign of George V. Queen Elizabeth II has met most of the popes since Pope Pius XII (she has also met all of the U.S. Presidents since Dwight D. Eisenhower--and met Truman when she was just a princess!).
So, tune in tomorrow--you can listen live here. And I'll post some background here tomorrow, too.