RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
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TitlePapal Visit 1982
DescriptionPope John Paul II's visit to the United Kingdom in 1982 was the first visit to that country by a reigning pope. John Paul II arrived in the United Kingdom on Friday 28 May 1982, and during his time there visited nine cities, delivering 16 major addresses. Among significant events were a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a joint service alongside the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie at Canterbury Cathedral, meeting with and addressing the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at The Mound, and five large open air Masses in London, Coventry, Manchester Glasgow, and Cardiff.

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