Benedict XVI in the UK: The Speeches is now on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) and Spotify.
Ten years after the papal visit of Pope Benedict to the UK, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales will play the podcasts of the major speeches on their anniversary dates at the same time as they happened.
Pope Benedict’s arrival, welcome and speech to Her Majesty the Queen will play at 11.40am on Wednesday 16th September. His dialogue with Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Dr Khaled Assam plays on Thursday 17th September at 11.30am. On that same day, his historic appearance at Westminster Hall with the collected Heads of State plays at 5.30pm, followed by Evensong in Westminster Abbey with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
His address to the people of Wales takes place on Friday 18th September and the Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman on the final day of the visit, Saturday 19thSeptember. Previously unseen photos of the papal visit will also be released.
A total of 23 encounters will be available on:
Apple Podcasts (iTunes) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/benedict-xvi-in-the-uk-the-speeches/id1531346681
Castos – Host: https://catholicchurch.castos.com/podcasts/12516/episodes
Intro piece with short clips from the pieces: https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch/introducing-benedict-xvi-in-the-uk-the-speeches
Full SoundCloud playlist where the tracks will appear on a ‘real time plus ten years’ basis: https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch/sets/benedict-xvi-in-the-uk
Picture: Archive photo, dated 19th September 2010, shows then-Prime Minister David Cameron and Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel escort Pope Benedict XVI as he prepares to leave Birmingham International Airport on the last day of his State visit to the UK. (Carl Court/PA).