The Queen and Pope John Paul II spoke for twenty minutes in private when they met in Rome yesterday. It was more than twenty years since their last meeting. A Vatican spokesman said they discussed a number of subjects including Northern Ireland and reconciliation between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches. At the end of their meeting they exchanged gifts. The Queen gave the Pope a collection of prints by Canaletto. He presented her with a rare 13th century edition of the Bible.
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