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Subject: Re: [S-I] SCOTCH-IRISH Digest, Vol 5, Issue 211
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 08:01:18 -0400
On 9/9/10 3:01 AM, wrote:
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> 1. Pope Benedict XVI blesses UK population ahead of visit (Alan)
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> Pope Benedict XVI blesses UK population ahead of visit
> Pope Benedict's four-day tour will include an open-air service in Glasgow
> Pope Benedict XVI has blessed the people of the UK ahead of his visit to
> Scotland and England next week.
> The Pope gave thanks for the work that has been carried out to make his
> visit a success and said he was "very much looking forward" to his
> four-day trip.
> Speaking from Rome, he sent his "heartfelt greetings" to Britain.
> Secular groups have been angered by the visit. Earlier, the Protest the
> Pope campaign promised not to disrupt the visit with their demonstrations.
> The Pope is to arrive on 16 September, the first papal visit since 1982.
> Continue reading the main story
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> The Pope said: "I am aware that a vast amount of work has gone into the
> preparations for the visit... and I want to say how much I appreciate
> the efforts that have been made to ensure that the various events
> planned will be truly joyful celebrations."
> The Pope acknowledged that the preparations were not just the work of
> the Church and also thanked "the government, the local authorities in
> Scotland, London and Birmingham, the communications media and the
> security services".
> "Above all I thank the countless people who have been praying for the
> success of the visit and for a great outpouring of God's grace upon the
> Church and the people of your nation."
> The Pope is due to begin his visit in Edinburgh where he will be
> received by the Queen before celebrating Mass at Bellahouston Park in
> Closer to sainthood
> He will spend two days in London, where he is due to meet with the
> Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, give an address at
> Westminster Hall and hold a prayer vigil in Hyde Park.
> Continue reading the main story
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> We had an open and frank discussion on the issues of child abuse,
> homosexuality and the status of Pope Benedict's visit as a state visit"
> Most Rev Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark
> Talking about meeting with protesters
> On Sunday 19 September, the Pope will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman
> at Cofton Park, Birmingham.
> The blessing will bring the revered 19th Century clergyman one step
> closer to sainthood.
> But the visit has also triggered controversy.
> Earlier, leaders of the Protest the Pope campaign spoke to the
> Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Rev Peter Smith, at Scotland Yard amid
> concerns the pontiff's visit could be disrupted.
> In a statement after the meeting, the Most Rev Smith said he had been
> given a "very clear assurance" the campaigners have "no intention" of
> disrupting any of the events.
> "We had an open and frank discussion on the issues of child abuse,
> homosexuality and the status of Pope Benedict's visit as a state visit,"
> he said.
> Many people are also criticising the fact that the visit will be
> substantially funded by the taxpayer.
> Some 77% of Britons think taxpayers should not help pay for the visit, a
> survey has suggested.
> The online poll of 2,005 adults issued by think tank Theos also found
> 79% had "no personal interest" in his visit.
> The cost to UK taxpayers, previously estimated at ?8m, could rise to
> between ?10m and ?12m.
> The Catholic Church is also expected to make a contribution of between
> ?9m and ?10m towards the costs, which does not include an expected
> multi-million pound bill for policing the visit.
> It will be the first papal visit since Pope John Paul II's 1982 trip.
What has this to do with genealogy of the Scotch-Irish?
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