Pope Benedict's UK visit

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Pope Honors 'Courageous' Brits Who Resisted Nazis

Acknowledges personal experience for first time

(Newser) - On the 70th anniversary of the Nazis' attack on the British mainland, Pope Benedict paid homage to Britons who "courageously" resisted "the forces of that evil ideology" in an open-air Mass today near Coventry, which was shelled heavily. "For me as one who lived and suffered through... More »

6 Arrested in London Over Threat to Pope

Pontiff's visit sparks controversy in Britain

(Newser) - British police staged a predawn raid at a central London garbage depot today, arresting five street cleaners in a suspected terrorist plot against Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of his state visit to Britain. A sixth person was arrested later. Acting on a tip, police detained the men,... More »

Eight 'Miracles' Reported in Pope-Crazed England

Free prawn crackers, anyone?

(Newser) - Ah, the power of citizen journalists at work. The Guardian is asking its readers to help it track Pope Benedict’s trip to England, requesting reports of popemobile sightings, protests and… miracles. So far, eight miracles have been reported, but we’re pretty sure most of them are jokes. Or... More »

Pope Aide Skips UK Trip After '3rd World' Jab

Also said BA discriminates against those wearing crosses

(Newser) - A top aide to Pope Benedict is skipping tomorrow's trip to Britain after telling a German magazine that "when you land at Heathrow you think at times you have landed in a Third World country." As the BBC reports, German-born Cardinal Walter Kasper said the UK, where the... More »

'Pope Visit' Site Hawks Magnets, Baseball Caps

Amen to profits

(Newser) - The Vatican opened a new "Papal Visit" official online store ahead of His Holiness' trip to the UK next month, selling tote bags, fridge magnets, "beatification" T-shirts and a papal flag with the Vatican seal to mark the first visit of a pope to England and Scotland since... More »

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