Thursday, June 10, 2010
Susan Boyle to Sing for Pope
Ms. Boyle, a Catholic, said last month that she has a deep devotion to St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).
In April church leaders said they wanted Ms Boyle, who would be a "great asset" to the events planned for the Pontiff's visit in September, to sing in Glasgow.
It will be the first Papal visit to Britain since 1982 when Pope John Paul II's six-day tour drew huge crowds. It will also be the first official Papal visit to Britain. The 1982 trip was a pastoral one. Pope Benedict XVI will visit between September 16 and 19.
He will be received by the Queen, who is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on September 16.
Yesterday it was confirmed an open mass would be held at Bellahouston Park.
at 12:43 PM