“Benedict went to Westminster”


I believe it was about two years ago that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI visited London and gave his magnificent addresses in Westminster Abbey ( wearing a stole with the coat-of-arms of Leo XIII) and Westminster Hall to civil authorities.   One of my favorite moments of Benedict’s address at the Abbey came after he said that the Abbey church was dedicated to St. Peter and then he identified himself as the Successor of Peter.

This was truly a “Benedict went to Westminster” moment, in the sense of “Nixon went to China”.

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One Response to “Benedict went to Westminster”

  1. amsjj1002 says:

    Today (9-19) is the anniversary of the beatification of Blessed John Henry Newman. It was a beautiful pilgrimage and as we went about visiting various Newmanian locations, the thought that the Holy Father was in the country made it extra special.