Sunday, September 12, 2010
Itinerary: September 16-19, 2010, Papal Visit to the United Kingdom

Below is the itinerary for Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom, scheduled to take place over the course of September 16 - 19, 2010. Stay tuned to this blog as we will blog throughout the course of the Pope's visit to the United Kingdom.

To begin, see my recommended works/texts by Cardinal Newman.

September 16
  • Depart Rome at 8:10 a.m. 
  • Arrival at the international airport of Edinburgh, Scotland at 10:30. 
  • Welcome Ceremony at the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, where he will make a courtesy visit to Queen Elizabeth II.
  • At 11:40, the Holy Father will address the authorities in the park of the palace
  • Lunch in the archbishop's residence in that same city.
  • Mass at 5:15 p.m. in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland. 
  • After the Mass, he will depart by plane from Glasgow to London.

September 17
  • He will begin the morning by saying a private Mass at the apostolic nunciature in Wimbledon.
  • At 10:00 a.m. he will give an address to leaders from the world of Catholic education at an event in the sports field of St. Mary's University College in Twickenham.
  • Pontiff will meet with leaders of other religions in the Waldegrave Drawing Room of that same college.
  • He will pay a special courtesy visit to the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in Lambeth Palace. The Holy Father will give an address in the presence of the other Anglican "bishops" as well as the Catholic prelates of England and Wales.
  • 5:10 P.M.: Benedict XVI is scheduled to go to Westminster Hall to address representatives of the civil society, as part of his State visit. He will meet with civil leaders from the worlds of academics, culture and business, with the diplomatic corps, and with other religious leaders.
  • Pope will conclude that day by participating in an ecumenical celebration in Westminster Abbey along with the archbishop of Canterbury and other Christian leaders.

September 18
  • Morning meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron and other government leaders in the archbishop's palace.
  • At 10:00 a.m., the Holy Father will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, also known as Westminster Cathedral, where he will greet the people of Wales.
  • Young people will gather in the plaza outside the cathedral to greet Benedict XVI after the Mass.
  • The Pope will visit St. Peter's residential home for the elderly in the evening to greet those who are unable to travel to see him, and will then participate in a prayer vigil in Hyde Park.

September 19
  • Pontiff will leave Wimbledon by helicopter for Birmingham, where he will arrive at 9:30 a.m.
  • At 10:00, he will celebrate Mass and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Cofton Park of Rednal in Birmingham. The Holy Father will give the homily and, after Mass, will recite the Angelus with the pilgrims gathered there.
  • He will make a private visit to the oratory of St. Philip Neri, where he will be the first person to pray at the new shrine for Cardinal Newman, who will at that time be beatified.
  • Benedict XVI will conclude his visit with a meeting with the bishops of Scotland, England and Wales,
  • Ddepart Birmingham by plane for Rome at 6:45 p.m.
  • Arrival in Rome at 10:30.

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