Pope’s visit 2010 Day 2

Friday 17 SeptemberMeeting a child st marys


On the second day of the visit, Pope Benedict went to St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, where there were three aspects to his visit. He began the day praying with representatives of religious congregations – particularly those who have a charism for education and a history of education.

He then met 3,000 young people – schoolchildren, students – to celebrate Catholic education. From there he greeted religious leaders and people of religious faith in the Waldegrave Drawing Room – discussing with them religion and belief in our society.

Later in the day, the Pope met with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace in the presence of the Anglican diocesan bishops and the Catholic diocesan bishops of England and Wales.

He was then invited, as part of the State visit, to address British society. Representatives of British society gathered in Westminster Hall to hear the Pope’s address.

He then finished the day with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Christian leaders at Westminster Abbey to celebrate Evening Prayer. The Holy Father prayed at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and also at the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor.

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September 17, 2010. Itinerary, Pope's visit 2010.

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