Replay the Visit

In this section you can re-live Benedict XVI's historic Apostolic Journey to these shores in 2010.

Here we have all the filmed speeches, addresses, homilies and much more. You can watch videos, look at galleries and re-read or listen to all our media covering Benedict XVI’s visit to England and Scotland.

Events Timeline

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

Day One

Scotland was the first stop on Pope Benedict XVI's historic Papal Visit to the United Kingdom. The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow hosted the main events.

Day Two
Day Three

London was the city hosting the memorable Day Three events of Benedict XVI's visit to the UK culminating in a vigil of prayer with Benediction in Hyde Park.

Day Four

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.

Popemobile Routes

At certain times during his visit to the UK Benedict XVI used the popemobile to travel through the streets of Edinburgh, London and Birmingham.

Papal Liturgies

A million copies of the ‘Magnificat – Liturgies and Events of the Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom’ were distributed to parishes across England, Scotland and Wales.

Papal Visit Booklet

The booklet, “The Pope in the UK”, introduced the theme and aimed to answer some simple questions about the visit itself, the call of faith and its unfolding in daily life and the role of the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict XVI on his visit to the UK

"Blessed John Henry Newman’s clear-minded search to know and express the truth in charity, at whatever cost to his own personal comfort, status and even friendships, is a wonderful testimony of a pure desire to know and love God in the communion of the Church."