Tuesday, 29 September 2009

confirmed: Pope Benedict XVI to visit UK

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office officially confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Great Britain next year.

Father Lombardi told reporters about plans for papal voyages in 2010 to Malta, Portugal, and Great Britain. The trips to Malta and Portugal have already been announced by the hosts in each country. Father Lombardi added that it was a "good hypothesis" that the Holy Father would visit Great Britain, and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman would be "an obvious occasion" for that trip. He said that preparations for all of the projected trips on the calendar for 2010 are still incomplete.

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