Past Popes Visit America

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. comes after Paul VI and John Paul II.

Papal Visits To The United States

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President Reagan and Pope John Paul II meet with U.S. and Vatican officials in the Fairbanks International Airport terminal May 2, 1984 in Fairbanks, Alaska, during a stopover the pope made.

In 1981 and 1984, the pope made brief stopovers in Alaska on his way to other countries. His visit with Regan marked the first time a U.S. president and pope met outside of the White House or Vatican. (David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

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