Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Scotland

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Scotland

Man admits Pope visit bomb hoax

A MAN has admitted trying to disrupt the Pope's visit to Scotland by claiming there was a bomb at Edinburgh Airport.

Pope's visit cost taxpayers £7m

The Pope's state visit to the UK last year cost the taxpayer at least £7 million before accounting for security, the Foreign Office has disclosed.

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Catholic charity attacks aid for Pope's visit

The head of a Scottish Catholic aid charity has said he is "unhappy" about a decision to fund the Pope's UK visit with cash intended to help the poor in the world's poverty-stricken nations.

Aid budget used to pay for Pope's visit

MONEY intended to alleviate poverty in the world's poorest countries was used to help fund the Pope's visit to the UK, MPs have revealed.

Protests and Pope cost city £1m

LOTHIAN and Borders Police has been landed with a bill of up to £1.2 million for policing last year's climate camp protests and the Pope's visit.

Papal visit leaves city to pick up £250k bill

THE Pope's visit has left the city council with a bill of £250,000, it emerged today.

Watchdog to probe 'plot to attack Pope'

THE government's terrorism watchdog is to investigate the arrests of six men quizzed by police over an alleged plot to attack the Pope.

Scots Catholics urged to dig deep as Pope's visit makes £800k shortfall

IT WAS hailed as the most important spiritual visit to Scotland since the Reformation - but it has come at a cost.

Researchers hail Pope's visit to city as successful

THE Pope's visit to Edinburgh has been hailed as a success by an academic study.

Revealed: discord over music for the Papal visit

AN "ALMIGHTY row" blew up behind the scenes over the music for the Papal Mass at Bellahouston Park last month, a Scots composer claimed yesterday.

Pope's gift to Queen goes on display at Palace of Holyroodhouse

The gift which the Pope gave to the Queen on his recent visit to the UK has gone on public display.

Dawe hails Pope efforts

COUNCIL leader Jenny Dawe has hailed the efforts of council staff during the visit of the Pope to Edinburgh.

Pope's visit helps boost congregations in Capital

NUMBERS attending Catholic church services across the city were boosted thanks to the visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

BBC fends off Pope coverage critics

THE BBC yesterday defended its coverage of last week's visit of Pope Benedict XVI after complaints from viewers that its coverage had either been too favourable, too critical or too long.

Papal candidates: who may be the next in line?

NAME: Cardinal Leonardo Sandri Age: 66

Why odds are stacked against the next Pope being Scottish

CLOSE your eyes and try to picture St Peter's Square in Rome a few years hence. The crowds have gathered. The TV crews on elevated platforms have their cameras trained on the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, from which has emerged billows of white smoke - and in the distance bells toll to herald a new Pope.

18-year-old held for shining laser at police copter

A MAN has been arrested after a laser was allegedly shone at the Strathclyde Police helicopter during the Pope's visit to Glasgow last week.

Sunshine blesses Newman beatification Mass

SUNSHINE broke through the clouds to replace hours of rain as the Pope arrived at Cofton Park in Birmingham to beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman.

Pope's historic visit 'should make Britain sit up and think'

IT WAS a historic visit which saw him confront his critics, challenge the growth of secularism, express his sorrow at the child sex scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church and bring closer the prospect of the first non-martyred English saint since before the Reformation.

Pope met by pilgrims and protesters

AUTUMN sunshine streamed over Archbishop House in London, tucked away behind Westminster Cathedral, as the Pope began the third and perhaps most monumental day of his tour of Britain by meeting Prime Minister David Cameron.

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