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At a glance: Pope's visit to UK

  • 18 September 2010
  • From the section UK

Pope Benedict arrived in the UK on 16 September for a four-day visit - the first official trip by a serving pontiff since 1982. Here is his remaining schedule.

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER - BIRMINGHAM

Image caption Pope Benedict XVI was elected in April 2005, becoming the 265th Pontiff

0845 BST: The Pope will leave his accommodation in Wimbledon and fly by helicopter to Birmingham.

1000 BST: An invited audience of 65,000 will watch as the Pope's beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman takes place in Cofton Park.

The venue will open at 0200 BST with morning worship at 0810 BST. The beatification mass itself will continue until approximately 1200 BST.

Birmingham Council says those without a ticket are "advised to avoid the area around the park on Sunday 19 September" and watch the event on television instead. It is expected to be broadcast on BBC2, BBC Radio 4 and BBC WM.

The council says there are no plans to screen the mass in any public spaces in or around the city, although parishes are being encouraged to organise their own screenings in community halls.

Afternoon: Following a lunch, the Papal visit will conclude with a private meeting between the Pope and the bishops of England, Scotland and Wales in Oscott College.

1845 BST: Following a short ceremony at Birmingham airport, the Pope will depart for Rome.

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