Events relating to Pope Benedict in Britain

Events relating to Pope Benedict in Britain

The full itinerary for the papal visit from 16 - 19 September 2010 as well as details of unofficial events and protests is now available.

Thursday, 16 September

08:10 Departure by air from Rome Ciampino to Edinburgh Rome
10:30 Arrival at Edinburgh International Airport
GREETING CEREMONY Edinburgh
10:40 Motorcade to the Palace of Holyrood House
11:00 STATE WELCOME CEREMONY at the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh
AUDIENCE WITH HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
11:45 STATE RECEPTION in the grounds of the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh
Speech by the Pope
12:30 Popemobile journey through Edinburgh
13:00 Private lunch with the Papal Entourage at Archbishop’s House, Edinburgh
15:45 Motorcade to Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
16:45 CELEBRATION OF MASS in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
Homily by the Pope
19:30 Motorcade to Glasgow Airport
20:00 Departure by air from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport
21:25 Arrival at London Heathrow Airport (London Borough of Hillingdon)
Transfer to the Apostolic Nunciature

Friday, 17 September

08:00 Private Celebration of Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature, Wimbledon (London Borough of Merton)
09:40 Motorcade to St. Mary's University College, Twickenham
10:00 Personal prayer with representatives of religious congregation in St. Mary's Chapel
10:15 CELEBRATION OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION with Prayer with Religious in the Chapel and meeting with schoolchildren and students in the sports arena of St Mary’s University College, Twickenham (London Borough of Richmond)
Greeting to Religious and Speech to schoolchildren and students by the Pope
11:15 Popemobile to Walpole House
11:30 MEETING WITH RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND PEOPLE OF FAITH in the Waldegrave Drawing Room and Walpole House, St Mary’s University College, Twickenham (London Borough of Richmond)
Speech by the Pope
12:30 Motorcade to the Apostolic Nunciature for private lunch
16:00 Motorcade to Lambeth Palace
16:15 FRATERNAL VISIT TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY in Lambeth Palace (London Borough of Lambeth)
Speech by the Pope
17:15 Popemobile to Westminster Hall
17:30 ADDRESS TO CIVIL SOCIETY in Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster (City of Westminster)
Speech by the Holy Father
18:30 Popemobile to Westminster Abbey
18:45 CELEBRATION OF EVENING PRAYER in Westminster Abbey (City of Westminster)
Speech by the Pope
20:00 Motorcade to the Apostolic Nunciature
20:15 State Banquet in honour of Pope Benedict XVI at Lancaster House, hosted by the Prime Minister

Saturday, 18 September

08:15 Motorcade to Archbishop's House, Westminster
09:00 COURTESY CALL FROM THE PRIME MINISTER in Archbishop’s House (City of Westminster) London
09:20 COURTESY CALL FROM THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER in Archbishop’s House (City of Westminster)
09:30 COURTESY CALL FROM THE ACTING LEADER OF HM OPPOSITION in Archbishop’s House (City of Westminster)
10:00 CELEBRATION OF MASS in the Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (City of Westminster)
Homily by the Pope
Greeting of young people in the Piazza of Westminster
Cathedral Blessing of the mosaic of St David and Lighting the candle on the statue of Our Lady of the Taper
Greeting by the Pope to the people of Wales
12:45 Motorcade to the Apostolic Nunciature
16:45 Motorcade from the Apostolic Nunciature
17:00 VISIT TO ST PETER’S RESIDENCE FOR OLDER PEOPLE (London Borough of Lambeth)
Speech by the Pope
18:00 Popemobile to Hyde Park
18:15 PRAYER VIGIL ON THE EVE OF THE BEATIFICATION OF CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN in Hyde Park (City of Westminster)
Speech by the Pope
19:45 Motorcade to the Apostolic Nunciature

Sunday, 19 September

08:00 Farewell to the Apostolic Nunciature, Wimbledon (London Borough of Merton)
Transfer by car to helicopter departure
08:45 Departure by helicopter for Birmingham Airport
09:30 Arrival at Birmingham Airport
Popemobile through assembly Birmingham
10:00 CELEBRATION OF MASS for the Beatification of the Venerable Cardinal John Henry Newman in Cofton Park, Rednal, Birmingham
Homily by the Pope
RECITATION OF THE ANGELUS
Address by the Pope
12:40 Helicopter transfer to St Mary's College, Oscott
13:30 Lunch with the Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales and the Papal Entourage in the Refectory of St Mary’s College, Oscott, Birmingham
15:45 Viewing of the Newman exhibition in the Beeswax Room, Oscott College
16:00 MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES in the Chapel of St Mary’s College, Oscott, Birmingham
Address by the Pope
16:50 Photograph with the Seminarians of England, Scotland and Wales in the grounds of Oscott College
17:00 Motorcade to Birmingham Airport
17:30 STATE FAREWELL CEREMONY, Birmingham International Airport
Speech by the Pope
18:00 Departure by air from Birmingham International Airport for Rome
21:45 Arrival at Rome Ciampino Airport

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Saturday, 18 September

Protest the Pope march and rally
Top of Piccadilly (nr. Hyde Park Corner) London

12noon onwards Protest the Pope spokespersons available for interview
1.30pm protestors begin to assemble
2pm speech by Sue Cox, sex abuse survivor
2.10pm ‘Stand by me’ sung by soloist
2.20pm performance by BHA Choir
2.30pm march moves off and proceeds through central London via Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. Map available here.
3.30pm rally outside Trafalgar Square featuring:

· Barbara Blaine, SNAP, the Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests
· Clara Connolly, Women Against Fundamentalism
· Andrew Copson, British Humanist Association
· Dr Richard Dawkins, scientist / atheist campaigner
· Dr Ben Goldacre, journalist
· Johann Hari, journalist
· Father Bernard J Lynch, an openly gay Catholic priest
· Maryam Namazie, One Law for All
· Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters
· Terry Sanderson, National Secular Society
· Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner

Live streaming of the visit: http://www.thepapalvisit.org.uk/The-Visit-Live

Full Ekklesia coverage of the visit and reactions to it - http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/tags/7854

Time Zones
Rome: +2 GMT
UK: +1 GMT

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