Celebrating Pope Benedict XVI’s historic first State Visit to the UK, the DVD tells the story of the four extraordinary days in September offering not just event highlights, but the Holy Father’s profound words and the true significance of all the components of the Visit.
"The four days of the Papal Visit brought the Catholic Church in England and Wales to a different and new place, emphasising and enhancing the opportunity we have to live and proclaim our faith in public," said Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham during his homily at a special Mass on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin (8 December).
Pope Benedict describes his visit to the United Kingdom last month as "fruitful" and "such a success" saying that the visit afforded "unprecedented opportunities…to build new relationships and to strengthen existing ones, including with representatives of other religions."
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster formally launched the Official Record of the State Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Great Britain at a special Mass in Westminster Cathedral on the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Newman, 9 October.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols has praised Pope Benedict's visit to the UK as "something beyond words".
In a special video reflection, the Archbishop of Westminster spoke enthusiastically about the four days of joy and happiness and highlighted some of the Holy Father's key messages.
The President and Vice President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien and Archbishop Mario Conti have issued a message of thanks to all those who made the visit of Pope Benedict XVI "such a happy and memorable day".
On Saturday 18 September 2010, in the Apostolic Nunciature in London, the Holy Father met a group of persons who had been sexually abused by members of the clergy.
A special evening of prayer is underway at Clifton Cathedral on the eve of the Holy Father’s historic visit to the United Kingdom. The evening sees the local Catholic community in the west of England host the statue of Our Lady of the Taper on pilgrimage to the Holy Father in London.
Prime Minister David Cameron has offered Pope Benedict XVI a “very warm welcome” to Britain ahead of his “incredibly important and historic visit”.
A new mosaic of St David, by artist Ifor Davies, has been completed at Westminster Cathedral. The mosaic will be blessed by Pope Benedict XVI when he celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 18 September 2010.
At this morning’s General Audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican (8th September 2010), Pope Benedict XVI made the following comments in relation to his forthcoming State visit to the United Kingdom.
At certain times during his visit to the UK the Holy Father will be travelling in the popemobile, details of the journeys can be found on this page.