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Pope Benedict XVI in the UK

Pope Benedict XVI visited England and Scotland on a four-day Papal visit from 16-19 September 2010. The Holy Father flew firstly to Scotland where he was received by Her Majesty The Queen. Later he celebrated a public Mass at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. In England, amongst other things, His Holiness made a speech to British civil society at Westminster Hall, met with the leaders of other Christian traditions, took part in a service of Evening Prayer with the Archbishop of Canterbury, led a prayer vigil, met with leaders and people of other faiths and beatified the nineteenth century theologian and educationalist Blessed John Henry Newman. On this website you can re-live Pope Benedict XVI's historic visit to the UK.

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Watch Again

In this section you can re-live Pope Benedict's visit to the UK. You can watch event highlights and full-length videos. We have all the footage from the Holy...Read more

Speeches and Homilies


All the speeches, addresses and homilies of Pope Benedict XVI's historic visit to the United Kingdom in September 2010. Each speech can be downloaded in PDF... Read more


Photo Galleries

Here you can enjoy a selection of photo galleries compiled by our photographers who documented Pope Benedict XVI's State visit. Our lead photographer was on... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI was elected the 265th successor of St Peter on 19 April 2005. His Holiness is only the second non-Italian pope since 1522... Read more

Some Definite Purpose

Visit Legacy

Since the Pope’s visit a great deal of reflection and prayer has gone into supporting the legacy, mindful that through his speeches, homilies and addresses,... Read more

Cardinal Newman

Cardinal Newman

Newman was born in London on 21 February 1801. At school he was attracted to atheism and materialism; he always showed unusual insight into the difficulties... Read more