- Susan Boyle is expected to sing for the Pope during his visit to Britain The Independent June 10, 2010.
- Prince of Wales set to miss out on pope's visit Sources say heir to throne received at least one invitation from Vatican but his name is not on latest draft of itinerary. The Guardian July 9, 2010.
- Pope's UK Visit; Reform, Not Dissent (Zenit, July 8, 2010). "For all the concerns over protests and security, Benedict XVI’s state visit to Britain could well be one of his most successful and historically significant to date," says Edward Pentin.
- Pope's UK visit: what the media are saying "Focus is on cost – but also possibility of meeting with victims of clerical sex abuse." - roundup by Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent. The Guardian July 6 2010.
- Church and State Partnering for Pope's UK Visit - Archbishop Nichols: Benedict XVI Is Enthusiastic, Aware of Trip's Magnitude. (Zenit, July 6, 2010).
- Pope's UK visit to cost taxpayers up to £12m Government reveals bill for papal visit is up to £4m more than estimated, before policing costs are taken into account. The Guardian July 5, 2010.
- Non-Catholics encouraged to take part in Pope's visit to Britain, by Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent (Telegraph July 5, 2010). As members of the public were invited to see Benedict XVI regardless of their faith, it emerged that he will meet Nick Clegg, who is an atheist, and Harriet Harman, whose Equality Act angered the Church.
- Church expects no apologies in pope visit to Britain Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Britain in September will not involve "fire-fighting" the scandal over clerical child sex abuse, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales said Monday. (AFP, July 5, 2010).
- Pope's key speech in Westminster will clash with Jewish festival of Yom Kippur The Guardian July 4, 2010.
- The Vatican officially confirmed the papal visit to Britain, although it was also revealed that the pope won't be flying British Airways. Catholic Herald | Rome Reports July 5, 2010.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
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