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Pope meets with Queen Silvia of Sweden

'Good morning' ; 'Good morning' ; 'I'm glad to see you' 'Me too. It's a pleasure' Starting off their conversation in Spanish, Pope Francis welcomed Queen Silvia of Sweden, to the Library of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. ; The Pope thanked the Queen of Sweden for the role the country plays in welcoming refugees. During their brief meeting the Queen also talked about charitable organizations to help children. ; One by one, members of her delegation greeted the Pope. Among them, was the Queen's daughter, princess Magdalena, who is expecting her second child. Her husband, ;Chris O'Neill and first daughter, ;Leonore ;were also there. ; Even though she is only one year old, the little girl stole the show. ; As a gift, the Queen gave the Pope three prayer books for children written in Swedish. ; The Pope gave her a medallion of his pontificate as well as his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. The Queen was born in Germany and so the copy is in German. ; And as always, before leaving, the Pope again asked for prayers. ; 'Pray for me' 'Yes, I will.' AC/KLH ; CTV JM -BN Up: MPI