Queen Elizabeth II

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Arundel Castle in Sussex has been the seat of the Duke of Norfolk's ancestors for 850 years.

For centuries this Catholic family has orchestrated Britain’s most Anglican royal events

May 4, 2023

By Lucien de Guise

The 18th Duke of Norfolk, current Earl Marshal Edward Fitzalan-Howard, continues his family’s important role in royal spectacles. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II films her traditional Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth from Buckingham Palace on Dec. 19, 2001 in London, England.

Catholic leaders remember Queen Elizabeth II’s Christian faith

Sep 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The pope and bishops around the world also praised the late queen’s steadfast devotion to her country throughout her 70-year... Read more

Queen Elizabeth greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014.

Pope Francis praises Queen Elizabeth’s ‘steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ’

Sep 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis in a telegram late Thursday offered his condolences and prayers upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House on Feb. 5, 2022, in King's Lynn, England. The Queen came to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952. She died Sept. 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Sep 8, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and the oldest and longest-serving head of state in the world,... Read more

Queen Elizabeth ll exchanges gifts with Pope John Paul ll during her first visit to the Vatican on Oct. 17, 1980.

A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with five popes

Sep 8, 2022

By Courtney Mares

England’s longest-serving monarch had her first meeting with a pope in 1951 while still a princess. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012. | Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster delivering a speech at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Aug. 23, 2018.

Updated: Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death at 96

Sep 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Even in my sorrow, shared with so many around the world, I am filled with an immense sense of gratitude... Read more

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace as the troops march past during the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022.

Pope Francis congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on her platinum jubilee

Jun 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Queen Elizabeth II, England's longest reigning monarch, has met five popes in her lifetime, four of them as queen. Read more

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, pictured after receiving the red hat at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2019.

English cardinal grateful to be honored by queen in annual New Year’s list

Jan 4, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald received the award for interfaith work. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth for death of Prince Philip

Apr 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer." Read more

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012.

Cardinal Nichols leads Catholic community in mourning death of Prince Philip at age 99

Apr 9, 2021

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the Catholic community in mourning the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Vatican on April 3, 2014 for an audience with Pope Francis.

How Catholic leaders are responding to the Queen's prison reform speech

May 25, 2016

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales are ready to support the government’s proposed prison reforms outlined in Queen Elizabeth... Read more

Queen Elizabeth.

Cricket for the Queen's birthday! Vatican to play Royal Household

Apr 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

Last year Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history, and on Thursday she passed yet another... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II in Newtongrange, Scotland on Sept. 9, 2015.

Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable reign – and what her faith has to do with it

Sep 9, 2015

By Elise Harris

She has met the Beatles. She speaks fluent French. She has survived 12 U.S. Presidents and she even has a... Read more