List of pope-president meetings

April 16, 2008 11:41:45 AM PDT
The 25 meetings between popes and U.S. presidents, spanning 89 years, five pontiffs and 11 American leaders. Woodrow Wilson and Benedict XV, Vatican, Jan. 4, 1919
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower and John XXIII, Vatican, Dec. 6, 1959
  • John F. Kennedy and Paul VI, Vatican, July 2, 1963
  • Lyndon Johnson and Paul VI, New York, Oct. 4, 1965
  • Johnson and Paul VI, Vatican, Dec. 23, 1967
  • Richard Nixon and Paul VI, Vatican, March 2, 1969
  • Nixon and Paul VI, Vatican, Sept. 29, 1970
  • Gerald Ford and Paul VI, Vatican, June 3, 1975
  • Jimmy Carter and John Paul II, White House, Oct. 6, 1979
  • Carter and John Paul II, Vatican, June 21, 1980
  • Ronald Reagan and John Paul II, Vatican, June 7, 1982
  • Reagan and John Paul II, Fairbanks, Alaska, May 2, 1984
  • Reagan and John Paul II, Vatican, June 6, 1987
  • Reagan and John Paul II, Miami, Sept. 10, 1987
  • George H.W. Bush and John Paul II, Vatican, May 27, 1989
  • Bush and John Paul II, Vatican, Nov. 8, 1991
  • Bill Clinton and John Paul II, Denver, Aug. 12, 1993
  • Clinton and John Paul II, Vatican, June 2, 1994
  • Clinton and John Paul II, Newark, N.J., Oct. 4, 1995
  • Clinton and John Paul II, St. Louis, Jan. 26, 1999
  • George W. Bush and John Paul II, Castel Gandolfo, Italy, July 23, 2001
  • Bush and John Paul II, Vatican, May 28, 2002
  • Bush and John Paul II, Vatican, June 4, 2004
  • Bush and Benedict XVI, Vatican, June 9, 2007
  • Bush and Benedict XVI, White House, April 16, 2008
  • George W. Bush attended John Paul II's funeral at the Vatican on April 8, 2005
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