The Pope will make his first trip to Britain since 1982 when Pope John Paul II made a hugely popular six-day tour. On September the 16th, Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Edinburgh and meet the Queen.
During his visit he is also expected to visit Glasgow, London and Coventry.
Where will the Pope visit in Edinburgh?
As you might expect the details of the papal visit are being kept secret but we know some details.
We know that the Pope’s meeting with the Queen will occur at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. We also know that Pope Benedict XVI will be greeted at Holyrood Palace.
Where might the Pope visit in Edinburgh?
This is just speculation but there are a number of possible venues Pope Benedict XVI may visit while in Edinburgh. These locations are near the Royal Mile and Holyrood.
The Pope may visit St Giles Cathedral. The Cathedral is in the centre of town, near the officially recognised venues for the Pope’s appearance and religiously noteworthy.
Pope Benedict XVI may visit Greyfiars Kirk. This is a quintessentially Scottish Church, famous, and near venues on the official schedule.
The Pope will be holding mass prayer at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. It is not impossible he’ll also hold a mass gathering in Holyrood Park behind Holyrood Palace.
Where will the Pope visit in Glasgow?
It’s been said that the Pope will lead a mass prayer at Bellahouston Park. This will follow Pope John Paul II who held mass in Bellahouston Park in 1982.
Where will the Pope visit in London?
Pope Benedict XVI will give major speech in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament.
The Pope will hold a public Mass at Hyde Park.
Where will the Pope visit in Coventry?
The Pope is expected to land in Coventry Airport. He will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman, founder of the Birmingham Oratory, during a Mass at the disused airfield.
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