Event - Pope Benedict XVI visits Birmingham

19 September 2010

Members of the Abbey Catholic School and Parish community were honoured to be pilgrims taking part in the Papal Visit to the UK 2010 - Heart Speaks Unto Heart.

Everyone involved in the Mass held at Cofton Park to celebrate the Beatification of John Henry Newman had a wonderful and very moving day. Lots of Abbey families lined the streets by Oscott College to welcome Pope Benedict XVI.

Look at the special message on this flag.
One of our Abbey families having a wonderful day out.

One of our children with Ted at Cofton Park.
Staff members meet up amongst the thousands of pilgrims.

The rain didn't stop us smiling as we waited for the Pope to arrive.
It was wonderful as the Pope drove through the crowds in his Pope-mobile.

Over 200 Priests process to the altar.
The Pope begins mass to the thousand at Cofton Park.

Ted was one of the pilgrims welcoming Pope Benedict XVI.