The Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched an official web site for the upcoming papal visit to the United Kingdom. Pope Benedict XVI will visit England and Scotland on a four-day state visit from 16-19 September 2010.
Pope Benedict will be received at the Palace of Holyroodhouse by Her Majesty The Queen. He will celebrate a public Mass in Glasgow.
His Holiness will also visit the West Midlands to beatify the nineteenth century theologian and educationalist Cardinal John Henry Newman at a public mass in Coventry.
His Holiness will give a major speech to British civil society at Westminster Hall. He will be present at a prayer vigil. There will be an event focusing on education. Relations between the Christian Churches will be a theme of the visit as will the relations between the major faiths. The Holy Father will visit the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace. Pope Benedict will pray with other Church leaders at Westminster Abbey.
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