Pope Benedict XVI departs from UK
Monday, September 20, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI concluded a to the United Kingdom on Sunday. During the four-day tour, the Pope presided over Mass in , London, performed the of in Birmingham, and spoke with UK David Cameron. Speaking about the which have brought criticism on the , Benedict XVI described his "deep sorrow" at the "unspeakable crimes" that had caused "shame and humiliation" onto him and his church.
As the Pope departed from Vatican City and the UK. Cameron said the Pope had "really challenged the whole country to sit up and think, and that can only be a good thing." The Pope thanked the UK for hosting him before departing without his , which are to follow over land.on Sunday night, he pledged better diplomatic relations between
During his last speech in the United Kingdom, the Pope proclaimed: "As I take my leave of you, let me assure you once again of my good wishes and prayers for the peace and prosperity of Great Britain. Thank you very much and God bless you all." He then proceeded to take an aeroplane ride back to Rome.
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