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The patriarch met the Queen and Archbishop of Canterbury during his time in London

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Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales release Prayer for the Queen to be recited at Masses on June 11-12

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to the Queen to congratulate her on being the longest reigning monarch

Mary Kenny says that Queen Elizabeth II’s historic trip to the Republic of Ireland next week could be her most challenging state visit

Archbishop Antonio Mennini was presenting his diplomatic credentials to the Queen

At 83, she has seen a great many state occasions in her lifetime

His address to the Queen will be equally historic, but it’s the one at the Palace of Westminster which will have a lasting impact

In 1961 and 1980 she made official visits to meet John XXIII and John Paul II

Here are five simple criteria for anyone wishing to achieve national treasure status. Prince Philip makes it; Peter Mandelson and Stephen Fry do not