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State Welcome and Audience With Queen Elizabeth II - Pope Benedict in the U.K.


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Pope Benedict XVI in Audience With Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth and Pope Benedict in audience at Holyroodhouse. (David Cheskin/PA Wire-Getty Images)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with Pope Benedict XVI during an audience in the Morning Drawing Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 16, 2010.

(Photo by David Cheskin/PA Wire-Getty Images)

(The text of Pope Benedict's address at Holyroodhouse, continued from previous page)

"As I begin my visit to the United Kingdom in Scotland’s historic capital city, I greet in a special way First Minister Salmond and the representatives of the Scottish Parliament. Just like the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies, may the Scottish Parliament grow to be an expression of the fine traditions and distinct culture of the Scots and strive to serve their best interests in a spirit of solidarity and concern for the common good. (continued on next page)

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