The Queen and Pope John Paul II
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October 1980: Queen meets Pope John Paul II

4 April 2012 Last updated at 11:57 BST

The Queen has made history after becoming the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican.

Pope John Paul II welcomed Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, for what was described as a "warm and relaxed" encounter.

Keith Graves reports from the Vatican.

First broadcast 17 October 1980.