Events Timeline

This is the full detailed schedule for Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK from 16 - 19 September 2010

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This is the full detailed schedule for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK from 16 – 19 September 2010.

Thursday, 16 September

TimeEventPlace
08:10Departure from Ciampino AirportRome
10:30Arrival at Edinburgh International AirportEdinburgh
11:00State Welcome and Audience with HM Queen Elizabeth IIPalace of Holyrood House
11:40State Reception in the grounds of Holyrood House

Speech: HM The Queen
Speech: The Holy Father
Palace of Holyrood House
13:00Private Lunch with the Archbishop of St Andrews and EdinburghArchbishop’s House
17:15Pope Benedict XVI presides at the celebration of Mass

Homily: The Holy Father
Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
20:00Departure from Glasgow Airport for London Heathrow AirportGlasgow
21:25Arrival at London Heathrow AirportLondon

Friday, 17 September

TimeEventPlace
08:00Private Celebration of Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic NunciatureLondon
10:00Celebration of Catholic Education 'The Big Assembly'

Homily: The Holy Father
St Mary’s University College
Prayer with Representatives of Religious Congregations St Mary’s Chapel

Greeting: The Holy Father
St Mary’s University College
Gathering with Schoolchildren and Students, Sports Arena, including the inauguration of the John Paul II Institute for Sport

Address: The Holy Father
St Mary’s University College
11:30Meeting with Religious Leaders and People of Faith Waldegrave Drawing Room

Speech: The Holy Father
St Mary’s University College
16:00Fraternal Visit to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Speech: Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Speech: The Holy Father
Lambeth Palace
17:10Address to Civil Society

Speech: The Holy Father
Palace of Westminster
18:15Celebration of Evening Prayer with Benediction

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

Saturday, 18 September

TimeEventPlace
09:00Courtesy Call from the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MPArchbishop’s House, Westminster
09:20Courtesy Call from the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MPArchbishop’s House, Westminster
09:30Courtesy Call from the Acting Leader of HM Opposition, Rt Hon Harriet Harman MPArchbishop’s House, Westminster
10:00Celebration of Mass

Pope Benedict will greet 2,500 young people gathered in the Piazza Pope Benedict will greet the people of Wales

Greeting and Homily: The Holy Father
Westminster Cathedral
17:00Visit to St Peter’s Residence for Older People

Speech: The Holy Father
Vauxhall
18:15Prayer Vigil on the Eve of the Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman

Address: The Holy Father
Hyde Park

Sunday, 19 September

TimeEventPlace
08:00Farewell to the Apostolic NunciatureWimbledon
08:45Departure by Helicopter for BirminghamWimbledon Park
09:30Arrival by Helicopter in BirminghamBirmingham
10:00Celebration of Mass with the Beatification of Cardinal Newman

Homily and Angelus: The Holy Father
Cofton Park
13:10Private Visit to the Oratory of St Philip NeriEdgbaston
13:45Lunch with the Bishops of England Scotland and Wales and the Papal EntourageOscott College
16:45Meeting with the Bishops of England Scotland and Wales in the Seminary Chapel

Speech: Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien
Speech: Archbishop Vincent Nichols Speech: The Holy Father
Oscott College
18:15Departure Ceremony Speech: The Holy FatherBirmingham International Airport
18:45Departure from Birmingham International AirportBirmingham
22:30Arrival at Ciampino AirportRome

Time Zones

Rome: +2 GMT
UK: +1 GMT