LOS ANGELES-Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom met Pope Francis on Saturday. The 33-year-old singer - who was raised in a strict Christian household - travelled to Vatican City in Italy with her mother and ''darling'' boyfriend to give a speech on meditation at the Unite To Cure event, an international conference on the cure for cancer, over the weekend and was over the moon when she met the pontiff.

Taking to her Instagram stories, she said: ''Happy Saturday everyone, I'm here in Rome at the Vatican, to speak on meditation. I'm with my momma, my darling [Orlando], and my manager, Steve! It's a great day! I am so excited!''

The 'Roar' hitmaker was dressed in black with a matching hat and veil as she met the leader of the Catholic Church, while the 41-year-old actor opted for a blue suit.

The couple - who are yet to confirm they are back together - also spoke with bishop Paul Tighe, the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, during the event.

Their trip to Italy comes just weeks after Katy hinted that she and Orlando - who split last year - were back together as she said she was ''spoken for'' and ''very happy.''

She said: ''I have been spoken for and speak for myself. And I'm very happy!''

It was reported back in February that the couple were keen to give their relationship a ''second chance''.

A source said at the time: ''The time they spend together alone is a way for them to build a new healthy relationship that is not under the eyes of their fans and the world. They both live very busy lives and have carefully made a plan to give their love a second chance.

''Katy was so depressed when they broke up, even though it was mutual. She was truly devastated ... She did a lot of soul searching and feels she is ready for a relationship. Orlando was begging [for] her back, soon after the breakup. Katy knew she was in no way ready, but they continued to talk regularly. They were best friends at the very least.''