Replay the Visit

Look back on Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK from 16 - 19 September 2010 using this timeline.

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This is the full detailed schedule for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK from 16 – 19 September 2010.

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Papal Visit 2010

Benedict XVI's itinerary for his 2010 visit to the UK.
DateTimeEventPlace
16 September 201008:10Departure from Ciampino AirportRome
10:30Arrival at Edinburgh International AirportEdinburgh
11:00State Welcome and Audience with HM Queen Elizabeth IIPalace of Holyrood House
11:40State Reception in the grounds of Holyrood House

Speech: HM The Queen
Speech: The Holy Father
Palace of Holyrood House
13:00Private Lunch with the Archbishop of St Andrews and EdinburghArchbishop's House
17:15Pope Benedict XVI presided at the celebration of Mass

Homily: The Holy Father
Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
20:00Departure from Glasgow Airport for London Heathrow AirportGlasgow
21:25Arrival at London Heathrow AirportLondon
17 September 201008:00Private Celebration of Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic NunciatureLondon
10:00Celebration of Catholic Education 'The Big Assembly'

Homily: The Holy Father
St Mary's University College
Prayer with Representatives of Religious Congregations St Mary's Chapel

Greeting: The Holy Father
St Mary's University College
Gathering with Schoolchildren and Students, Sports Arena, including the inauguration of the John Paul II Institute for Sport

Address: The Holy Father
St Mary's University College
11:30Meeting with Religious Leaders and People of Faith Waldegrave Drawing Room

Speech: The Holy Father
St Mary's University College
16:00Fraternal Visit to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Speech: Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Speech: The Holy Father
Lambeth Palace
17:10Address to Civil Society

Speech: The Holy Father
Palace of Westminster
18:15Celebration of Evening Prayer with Benediction

Speech: The Holy Father

Speech: Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Westminster Abbey
18 September 201009:00Courtesy Call from the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MPArchbishop's House, Westminster
09:20Courtesy Call from the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MPArchbishop's House, Westminster
09:30Courtesy Call from the Acting Leader of HM Opposition, Rt Hon Harriet Harman MPArchbishop's House, Westminster
10:00Celebration of Mass

Welcome to Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of the young people

Pope Benedict will greet 2,500 young people gathered in the Piazza

Pope Benedict will greet the people of Wales
Westminster Cathedral
17:00Visit to St Peter's Residence for Older People

Speech: The Holy Father
Vauxhall
18:15Prayer Vigil on the Eve of the Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman

Address: The Holy Father
Hyde Park
19 September 201008:00Farewell to the Apostolic NunciatureWimbledon
08:45Departure by Helicopter for BirminghamWimbledon Park
09:30Arrival by Helicopter in BirminghamBirmingham
10:00Celebration of Mass with the Beatification of Cardinal Newman

Homily: The Holy Father
Cofton Park
13:10Private Visit to the Oratory of St Philip NeriEdgbaston
13:45Lunch with the Bishops of England Scotland and Wales and the Papal EntourageOscott College
16:45Meeting with the Bishops of England Scotland and Wales in the Seminary Chapel

Speech: Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Speech: The Holy Father
Oscott College
18:15Departure Ceremony

Speech: The Holy Father
Birmingham International Airport
18:45Departure from Birmingham International AirportBirmingham
22:30Arrival at Ciampino AirportRome