A million copies of the ‘Magnificat – Liturgies and Events of the Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom’ have been distributed to parishes across England, Scotland and Wales.
On the right hand side of this article you will be able to view and download a special pdf version.
This edition of the Magnificat contains the texts for the times the Holy Father will participate in public prayer, together with a series of brief articles about the Visit. It's a key companion for the Papal liturgies.
The publication has been produced by the Bishops’ Conferences of England and Wales and Scotland in co-operation with Gabriel Communications, the Catholic Truth Society and Magnificat. It also includes texts for the Liturgy of the Church (Morning and Evening Prayer, and the Mass) for some days before and after the Papal Visit.
Launched in France in 1992, then in other European countries and in the United States, Magnificat has proved a rich resource for laypeople in many countries. With this special issue for the Papal Visit, and beginning on a monthly basis in November, it is available for the first time with readings, texts and calendar appropriate for the British Isles.
This pdf version of the Magnificat handbook contains the texts for the times the Holy Father will participate in public prayer, together with a series of brief articles about the Visit.