Monday, 2 August 2010

Papal Visit: BBC coverage

There is an audio slideshow giving a retrospective to the visit of Pope John Paul II to Britain in 1982. Given the context of the Falklands War referred to in the slideshow, I would add to it the concelebrated Mass for peace that Pope John Paul II celebrated at the altar of the Chair in the Vatican Basilica. This brought together bishops from both Britain and Argentina in the days before the British attack began. There is a bit of an edge at one point in the slideshow commentary, but that can't overshadow the enthusiasm with which Pope John Paul II was greeted.

And Radio 4 will broadcast 'In Living Memory: Pope John Paul II in Britain' on Tuesday 3 August at 1102 BST.  It will then be available for 7 days on the BBC iPlayer.

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