News – Pope to visit UK

ET staff writer
ET staff writer
01 November, 2009 0 min read

Pope to visit UK

Pope Benedict XVI is going to visit the UK next year, according to reports. It will be 28 years since the UK has had a papal visit.

Although Downing Street has not confirmed the news, the Vatican news services said that Prime Minister Gordon Brown extended the invitation during a private audience in February.

During his visit, it is expected that the Pope will meet the Queen – who is head of the Church of England – and possibly be present when Cardinal John Henry Newman is canonised.

It is unlikely that the Pope will be visiting Northern Ireland.

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