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Papal Visit – collection in parishes

05/05/2010

On 23 May 2010 there will be prayers and a special collection in all parishes in Scotland, England and Wales for the Papal Visit. Prayer cards for the Visit are being distributed to all parishioners attending Mass on Pentecost Sunday.

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Pope "in touch" with Wales

12/05/2010

The statue of Our Lady of the Taper normally resides in the Catholic National Shrine of Wales in Cardigan, but plans are being drawn up for the statue to be taken to London in September, so that Pope Benedict XVI will feel "in touch" with Wales.

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Beatification of Cardinal Newman by Pope Benedict XVI confirmed

17/03/2010

The Fathers and many friends of the English Oratories are delighted by the official announcement that our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI will beatify our founder, the Venerable John Henry Newman, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham during his visit to Britain in September.

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Archbishop of Cardiff looks ahead to "joyful visit"

17/03/2010

"We will be joining in prayer with all Catholics in the UK for a fruitful and joyful visit by the Holy Father. We had dearly hoped he might be able to include a visit to Wales in his itinerary, but we do understand the constraints involved in such a short visit which will combine State functions with religious and pastoral events."

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Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes official announcement of Pope's visit

16/03/2010

The Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomed the official announcement that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is to visit Britain in September at the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Buckingham Palace statement

16/03/2010

Her Majesty The Queen today confirmed the state visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to England and Scotland from 16-19 September 2010. At the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will pay a Papal Visit to the United Kingdom from the 16-19 September 2010.

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Official Announcement

16/03/2010

Her Majesty The Queen announced earlier today that the visit will take place from 16-19 September. It will be the first ever official Papal Visit to the UK – the visit by Pope John Paul II in 1982 was a pastoral visit only.

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