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.
Her Majesty's Government and the Holy See delegation discussed a number of areas of shared interest.
Foreign Secretary William Hague hosted a dinner on 17 September for the Holy See delegation accompanying Pope Benedict XVI on his official visit to the UK, headed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, H.E. Cardinal Bertone. Those present included a number of senior British Government Ministers and senior officials from the Holy See. The discussion covered a range of areas of shared interest between the UK Government and the Holy See.
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”.
With just a week to go until Pope Benedict arrives in the UK, we have now launched a new section on the official Papal Visit website where you can watch the very latest broadcast footage as Pope Benedict travels our lands.
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.
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.