Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness did not meet Pope
The First and Deputy First Ministers were invited to a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Pope in Edinburgh this morning, but did not not attend.
Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness were asked to be among the dignitaries presented to the Pope by the Queen.
Mr Robinson said he did not go because he had to attend the opening of the New York stock exchange's new premises in Belfast on Thursday afternoon.
Mr McGuinness also attended the opening and described it as "very important".