Benedict XVI in the UK: The Speeches

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Pope Benedict XVI visited England and Scotland on an historic four-day Papal state visit from 16 - 19 September 2010. 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.

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  1. Prime Minister Cameron thanks Pope Benedict XVI for visiting the UK

    Then-Prime Minister David Cameron thanks Pope Benedict XVI for making an historic State Visit to Britain. "You have spoken to a nation of six million Catholics but you have been heard by a nation of more than 60 million citizens and by many millions more all around the world." Recorded on Sunday, ...


  2. Benedict XVI speaks to the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland

    Addressing the bishops of England, Wales and Scotland in the Seminary Chapel of St Mary's College, Oscott, Pope Benedict XVI warmly thanked them for their hospitality over the four days of his visit. He concluded by imparting his Apostolic Blessing to the bishops, clergy, religious and lay faithful of ...


  3. Archbishop Nichols addresses Pope Benedict XVI at Oscott College

    Having made Cardinal John Henry Newman a "Blessed" that very morning in Cofton Park, Benedict XVI met with the Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales in the Seminary Chapel of St Mary's College, Oscott. St Mary's, often called Oscott College, is the seminary of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and serves ...


  4. Pope Benedict XVI declares John Henry Newman "Blessed"

    The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, makes the humble request that Pope Benedict XVI beatifies Cardinal John Henry Newman to make him a 'Blessed'. "It is right and fitting that we should recognise the holiness of a confessor, a son of this nation who, while not called to ...


  5. Pope Benedict addresses 80,000 pilgrims at a vigil in Hyde Park

    Pope Benedict XVI led a moving vigil of prayer and Benediction in London's Hyde Park with over 80,000 pilgrims in attendance. The media at the time described it as "Glastonbury with God". "Without the life of prayer, without the interior transformation which takes place through the grace of the sacraments, we cannot, ...