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Date set for Pope's visit to UK

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Updated on 16 March 2010

The Pope is to meet the Queen and take part in an ecumenical service at Westminster Abbey as part of the first official Papal visit to Britain, it has been confirmed.

Pope Benedict XVI is to start his four-day trip in Scotland on September 16 where he will be received by the Queen at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh before travelling to Glasgow for an open air Mass at Bellahouston Park.

The Pontiff will travel to London where he will meet the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams at Lambeth Palace and pray with other church leaders at Westminster Abbey, organisers of the trip have confirmed.

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