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Pope’s Visit to the UK is upgraded
If the Holy See intimates that a visit by the Pope to the UK is on, The Times has learned that it will be upgraded to a State visit and a formal invitation issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and signed by the Queen.
The last visit to this country by the then Pope was only a pastoral visit in which the Pope, because of sensitivities around the Falklands War, met the Queen, but did not visit Downing Street or meet the Prime Minister. (VirtueOnline)