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Pope Benedict XVI visits Scotland


2010

Pope Benedict XVI began his official visit to the UK by flying into Edinburgh Airport on 16th September 2010, met by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, before journeying into the centre of the city to meet HM Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Benedict then took part in a parade in honour of St. Ninian on Princes Street before lunching with Cardinal Keith O'Brien at his home, St Bennet's, in the Church Hill district of the city. He then travelled along a closed M8 motorway to Bellahouston Park in Glasgow where he celebrated an open-air mass. The Pope left Scotland for London via Glasgow Airport.


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