Pope Benedict XVI
is making his first visit to the United Kingdom September 16-19, 2010. The four-day whirlwind tour has a demanding schedule, including three public Masses, two public celebrations of evening prayer, meetings with state officials and the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, and—most importantly—the beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman.
The links below will take you to coverage of each major stop on the Holy Father's journey. All dates and times are in local time in the United Kingdom (one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time).
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On the first day of Pope Benedict XVI's 2010 visit to the United Kingdom, the Holy Father was received by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Holyroodhouse, the queen's official Scottish summer residence. After meeting with Queen Elizabeth and other state officials, Pope Benedict delivered an address recalling "the deep Christian roots" of British life. Click the headline above for the full text of the address and more pictures from the state welcome and audience with Queen Elizabeth
, or click here
for a summary of the address.
September 16, 5:15 P.M.: Celebration of Mass at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
September 17, 10:00 A.M.: Celebration of Catholic Education
September 17, 11:30 A.M.: Meeting With Religious Leaders
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On the second day of Pope Benedict XVI's 2010 visit to the United Kingdom, the Holy Father met with Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion. At Lambeth Palace, Pope Benedict delivered an address to Catholic and Anglican bishops. Click the headline above for the full text of the address and more pictures from Pope Benedict's fraternal visit to the archbishop of Canterbury
September 17, 5:10 P.M.: Meeting With Representatives of British Society
September 17, 6:15 P.M.: Ecumenical Celebration of Evening Prayer
September 18, 10:00 A.M.: Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood
September 18, 5:00 P.M.: Visit to St Peter's Residence for the Elderly
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On the third day of Pope Benedict XVI's 2010 visit to the United Kingdom, the Holy Father conducted a prayer vigil at Hyde Park on the eve of the beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman. During the course of the vigil, Pope Benedict delivered an address on the life of Cardinal Newman and its meaning for Christians today. Click the headline above for the full text of the address and more pictures from Pope Benedict's vigil for the beatification of Cardinal Newman