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Information on Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Cabinet Office website has published information on the upcoming Papal visit with a detailed schedule of events and travel information.

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Pope Benedict XVI will be visiting the UK from 16 - 19 September and is travelling to Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Birmingham. 

There are 3 public celebrations taking place during the visit at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Hyde Park in London and Cofton Park in Birmingham. There is information on these 3 events on the Cabinet Office website. 

The visit provides an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen ties between the UK and the Holy See on global initiatives and to reaffirm the important role of faith in creating strong communities. 

Pope Benedict XVI will visit the UK as Head of State of the Vatican and as the leader of a major denomination.