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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.

Benedict XVI in the UK: The Speeches Catholic Church (England and Wales)

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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.

    Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell to the UK

    Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell to the UK

    Concluding his historic visit to the UK at Birmingham International Airport, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Cardinal John Henry Newman's beatification and heralded a man who "still has much to teach us about Christian living and witness amid the challenges of today’s world."
    "Naturally, my visit was directed in a special way to the Catholics of the United Kingdom... It was especially moving to celebrate with them, here in Birmingham, the beatification of a great son of England, Cardinal John Henry Newman."
    Recorded on Sunday, 19 September 2010.

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    Prime Minister Cameron thanks Pope Benedict XVI for visiting the UK

    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, 19 September 2010.

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

    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 England, Scotland and Wales.
    Recorded on Sunday, 19 September 2010.

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    Archbishop Nichols addresses Pope Benedict XVI at Oscott College

    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 the Catholic Church in England, Wales and Scotland.
    Archbishop Vincent Nichols thanks Pope Benedict for his visit:
    "Holy Father, you give us new hearts for the tasks ahead especially in the wonderful gift of declaring John Henry Newman as a blessed model for us to follow."
    Recorded on Sunday, 19 September 2010.

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    Pope Benedict XVI declares John Henry Newman "Blessed"

    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 shed his blood for the Lord, bore eloquent witness to him in the course of a life devoted to the priestly ministry."
    Recorded in Cofton Park, Birmingham, on Sunday 19 September 2010.

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

    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, in Newman’s words, 'radiate Christ'; we become just another 'clashing cymbal' (1 Cor 13:1) in a world filled with growing noise and confusion, filled with false paths leading only to heartbreak and illusion."
    Recorded on Saturday, 18 September 2010.

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