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Spanish king, enthroned without religious ceremony, meets with Pontiff

Catholic World News - June 30, 2014

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 30.

The visit to Rome was the first foreign trip by King Felipe since he assumed the Spanish throne in June. The new king had chosen to eliminate the religious aspects of the traditional coronation ceremony.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jun. 30, 2014 11:03 PM ET USA

    Franco would be so disappointed.

  • Posted by: Caritas - Jun. 30, 2014 6:56 PM ET USA

    No religious aspect during the coronation ceremony, but his first foreign trip as a king was to the Vatican. I guess Felipe wants to have his cake and eat it too

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