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Introducing ‘Benedict XVI in the UK: The Speeches’

Benedict XVI in the UK: The Speeches
Introducing 'Benedict XVI in the UK: The Speeches'

From 16 – 19 September 2020, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Papal Visit, we’re re-releasing all the speeches, addresses and homilies given by Pope Benedict XVI as he came to these shores, primarily, to beatify the nineteenth century theologian and educationalist Cardinal John Henry Newman – now Saint John Henry Newman.

Timing-wise, we’ll publish on a schedule of ‘real time plus 10 years’ so the series kicks off with Her Majesty The Queen’s words of welcome up at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, takes in iconic moments like The Big Assembly in Twickenham; the address to MPs and civic society in Parliament; the iconic night vigil in Hyde Park in the presence of 80,000 pilgrims and the centre piece in Cofton Park Birmingham where John Henry Newman is declared “Blessed”.