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Pope Benedict XV1 Visits Britain in 2010

The Holy Father's Official State Visit to Britain 16-19 September 2010

We give thanks to the graces we have received from the visit of Pope Benedict XVI...

Prayer for the Pope

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, who Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Books by and about Blessed John Henry Newman

Biography: John Henry Newman: A Very English Saint
Benedict XVI and Blessed John Henry Newman: The State Visit - September 2010 - The Official Record

Blessed John Henry Newman: Official Biography for the Beatification
Blessed John Henry Newman: Official Biography for the Beatification

Biography: John Henry Newman: A Very English Saint
John Henry Newman Biography: A Very English Saint

The Idea of a University: Cardinal John Henry Newman
The Idea of a University: Cardinal John Henry Newman

For more information on the Pope's Visit - visit the Official Pope's Visit Website...

Pope Benedict XVIOnly the second visit of a Pope to Britain since the Reformation, Pope Benedict XVI is visiting England and Scotland at the invitation of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

There are three public celebrations during the visit:

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
16 September
Mass - Afternoon

Hyde Park, London
18 September
Prayer Vigil - Evening

Official Papal Visit 2010 SouvenirsCofton Park, Birmingham
19 September
Beatification of Cardinal Newman - Morning

Click here to find out how you can see the Pope in the UK...

The Holy Father said of his forthcoming visit:

“Even amid the pressures of a secular age, there are many signs of living faith and devotion among the Catholics of England and Wales. I am thinking for example of the enthusiasm generated by the visit of the relics of St Thérèse, the interest aroused by the prospect of Cardinal Newman's beatification and the eagerness of young people to take part in pilgrimages and World Youth Days.

Lead Kindly Light: The Life of John Henry Newman"On the occasion of my forthcoming Apostolic Visit to Great Britain, I shall be able to witness that faith for myself and as Successor of Peter, to strengthen and confirm it.

"During the months of preparation that lie ahead, be sure to encourage the Catholics of England and Wales in their devotion and assure them that the Pope constantly remembers them in his prayers and holds them in his heart."

Taken From Catholic Church in England and Wales - read more...

Coverage of the Pope's visit to the UK - TV, Radio, Online

Cenacle recommends the following:

The Papal Visit Website: live streaming 24/7 for the entire visit - http://www.thepapalvisit.org.uk/The-Visit-Live

EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) (*We also highly recommend this Catholic television station for year-round viewing!): available in UK on Sky TV 589, Sky Radio: 0147 - also available as a live stream their website - for more information visit: http://www.ewtn.com/papalvisituk/

EWTN are also screening several Cardinal Newman specials from 12-18 September - click here for schedules (but you'll need to convert the times to London times - add 4 hours). Click here for EWTN UK website

Click here for the Vatican News Channel...

Click here to find out how to donate towards the costs of the Papal Visit...

More Papal Visit Resources and Information:-

Archbishop Vincent Nichols launches “The Pope in the UK” booklet which will go out to parishes across England, Wales and Scotland.

The booklet aims to answer some simple questions about the visit itself, the call of faith and its unfolding in daily life and the role of the Catholic Church. It is made up of 10 questions, ranging from why the Pope is meeting the Queen to the contribution of the Catholic Church to British society and why the Pope will be beatifying cardinal Newman. See press release for more information.


Catholics may wish to show their support of the Pope by signing the following online pledges:

Pledge your love, prayers, and support for Pope Benedict XVI at this time...

Sign Petition in support of the Pope's visit to UK...


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