Pope’s visit Day 4

Sunday 19 September


The final day of the visit focused very much on the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Cofton Park in Birmingham – adjacent, fittingly, to Rednal where Cardinal Newman was buried and the place where Newman and his community came for rest and recreation in the Lickey Hills.

The Holy Father then made a private visit to the Oratory of St Philip Neri, Edgbaston, Birmingham where he became the first person to pray at the new shrine for the “Blessed” John Henry Newman.

Pope Benedict concluded the day by meeting with the bishops of England, Scotland and Wales in Oscott College before returning to Rome from Birmingham International Airport.

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Beatification with pic of JHN


September 19, 2010. Itinerary, Pope's visit 2010. Leave a comment.

Pope’s visit Day 3

Saturday 18 September


On the third day of the visit, Pope Benedict celebrated Mass in Westminster Cathedral where he also greeted the people of Wales.

At the end of Mass, the Holy Father spent some time with over 2,500 young people gathered in the Piazza to welcome him.

Later in the day he visited St Peter’s Residential Home for the elderly in Vauxhall, giving the Pope an opportunity to go to those who could not meet with him, and he was then present at an open air Vigil of prayer in London’sHyde Park.

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Hyde park pv adorationhyde park pv view from stage

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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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Pope’s visit 2010 Day 1

Thursday 16 September


When Pope Benedict arrived in the UK, he visited Scotland where he was received by Her Majesty The Queen, members of the Royal Family and people representing British society in the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh.

St Ninian’s Day Parade was organised through the streets of Edinburgh to mark this historic occasion.

Having met the Queen, the Pope will travelled to Glasgow where he celebrated an open-air Mass at Bellahouston Park in the evening and then he took a plane from Glasgow to London. The Holy Father was then based in London for the remainder of the visit.


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Pope’s 2010 State Visit Itinerary

Thursday, 16 SeptemberPapal visit to UK heart speaks to heart

08:10 Departure from Ciampino Airport Rome
10:30 Arrival at Edinburgh International   Airport Edinburgh
11:00 State Welcome and Audience with HM   Queen Elizabeth II, Palace of Holyrood House
11:40 State Reception in the grounds of the Palace of   Holyrood House

Address: HM The Queen
Address: The Holy Father

13:00 Private Lunch with the Archbishop   of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Archbishop’s House
17:15 Pope Benedict XVI presides at the celebration of   Mass, Bellahouston Park

Homily: The Holy Father

20:00 Departure from Glasgow Airport for   London Heathrow
21:25 Arrival at London Heathrow Airport London

Pope and 3 kids

Friday, 17 September

08:00 Private Celebration of Mass in the   Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature London
10:00 Celebration of Catholic Education, St Mary’s   University College, Twickenham

Prayer with Representatives of Religious   Congregations in St Mary’s Chapel

Greeting: The Holy Father

Gathering with Schoolchildren and Students,   Sports Arena, including the inauguration of the John Paul II Institute for   Sport

Address: The Holy Father

11:30 Meeting with Religious Leaders and People of   Faith, Waldegrave Drawing Room, St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.

Speech: The Holy Father

16:00 Fraternal Visit to the Archbishop of Canterbury,   Lambeth Palace

Speech: Dr Rowan Williams,   Archbishop of Canterbury
Speech: The Holy Father

17:10 Address to Civil Society, Westminster Hall,   Palace of Westminster

Speech: The Holy Father

18:15 Celebration of Evening Prayer, Westminster Abbey

Speech: The Holy Father
Speech: Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury


Saturday, 18 September

09:00 Courtesy Call from the Prime   Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Archbishop’s House, Westminster London
09:20 Courtesy Call from the Deputy Prime   Minister, the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Archbishop’s House, Westminster
09:30 Courtesy Call from the Acting   Leader of HM Opposition, the Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Archbishop’s House,   Westminster
10:00 Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood   of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Westminster

Pope Benedict will greet 2,500 young people   gathered in the Piazza to welcome him

Pope Benedict will greet the people of Wales

Greeting and Homily: The Holy Father

17:00 Visit to St Peter’s Residence for Older People,   Vauxhall

Speech: The Holy Father

18:15 Prayer Vigil on the Eve of the Beatification of   Cardinal John Henry Newman, Hyde Park

Speech: The Holy Father

Papal flag

Sunday, 19 September

08:00 Farewell to the Apostolic   Nunciature, Wimbledon London
08:45 Departure by Helicopter for   Birmingham, Wimbledon Park
09:30 Arrival by Helicopter in Birmingham Birmingham
10:00 Celebration of Mass with the Beatification of   Cardinal John Henry Newman, Cofton Park, Birmingham

Homily and Angelus: The Holy Father

13:10 Private Visit to the Oratory of St   Philip Neri, Edgbaston, Birmingham
13:45 Lunch with the Bishops of England,   Scotland and Wales and the Papal Entourage, Oscott College
16:45 Meeting with the Bishops of England, Scotland and   Wales, Seminary Chapel, Oscott College

Speech: Cardinal Keith Patrick   O’Brien
Speech: Archbishop Vincent Nichols
Speech: The Holy Father

18:15 Departure Ceremony, Birmingham International   Airport

Speech: The Holy Father

18:45 Departure by air from Birmingham   International Airport
22:30 Arrival at Ciampino Airport Rome

September 15, 2010. Itinerary, Pope's visit 2010. Leave a comment.