The BBC will be covering all the key events of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain from 16th – 19th September across TV, Radio and online, and has announced details of coverage of the major live events, anchored by Huw Edwards for TV and Edward Stourton for radio.

Thursday 16th September
BBC1 Daytime 10 am:  The Pope’s arrival and Official State Greeting by Her Majesty the Queen in Edinburgh. BBC2 Live Broadcast at 5 pm of the Mass at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow with Sally Magnusson.

Friday 17th September
BBC2 & Radio 4 LW 6 pm: Evening Prayer from Westminster Abbey, where the Pope will join the Archbishop of Canterbury, presented by Huw Edwards on TV and Edward Stourton on Radio 4.

Saturday 18th September
BBC Two Daytime: Live relay of the Papal Mass from Westminster Cathedral. Expert analysis for the Westminster Cathedral Mass will be provided by Monsignor Mark Langham.

Sunday 19th September
BBC Two Daytime will provide full coverage of the Mass of Beatification at Cofton Park, where Pope Benedict will declare Cardinal John Henry Newman, ‘Blessed’.  Radio Four’s Sunday Morning Programme, and a special edition Sunday Worship will both also be broadcast live from the scene in the lead up to the main ceremony.

Please check your press/internet for these times as we do not have them yet.

To provide expert advice on the significance of each of the ceremonies, accompanying Huw and Ed in each location will be presenters and specialists, including Monsignor Mark Langham, who now works for the Vatican‘s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and was the former Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, Monsignor Rod Strange Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome and the Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar, The Right Reverend Geoffrey Rowell.   The BBC will also be covering other events during the Papal Visit on the BBC News Channel.

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