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Pope Visit to Birmingham September19th 2010

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Kevkonk

master brummie
I was amazed not to see any posts on this event, maybe I did not search correctly.......

I was near Chester Rd and saw that the roads nearby had been closed off and that there were helicopters
flying above. I thought there had been a road accident or serious incident as this road was closed off a short while ago due to a murder investigation.

I was looking up at the Police helicopters when I heard a big cheer and turned to see a cavalcade of vehicles pass by, with the leading car carrying His Holiness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMFQACG9LQU

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKWJHh9_zUk
 

Fashionz

master brummie
The coverage of the Pope's visit to Birmingham has been very low. I was hoping to see more TV Coverage.
I was amazed not to see any posts on this event, maybe I did not search correctly.......

I was near Chester Rd and saw that the roads nearby had been closed off and that there were helicopters
flying above. I thought there had been a road accident or serious incident as this road was closed off a short while ago due to a murder investigation.

I was looking up at the Police helicopters when I heard a big cheer and turned to see a cavalcade of vehicles pass by, with the leading car carrying His Holiness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMFQACG9LQU
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
We live close by to the college and the helicopters had been flying round for ages. Pete's brother lived in the no go zone and a hek of a job going too and fro from his house. Jean.
 

Rupert

master brummie
Is Birmingham a very religeously oriented area? It was not years ago when I was there and no one in my family, or circle for that matter, was inclined to go to church. Faith was merely something to put down on a form ie., C of E or whatever. From what has been in the newspapers, maybe keeping this visit low key was planned. 'No faith' is an option.
 

Kevkonk

master brummie
I understand this visit has been controversal, but it is an important event for believers I guess and it does put Birmingham in the news worldwide which hopefully is no bad thing.

I cannot recall any Royal visits or Prime Ministerial visits to Birmingham lately, with an opportunity to see a drive past, whether we wanted to or not.
 

smtr

master brummie
Is Birmingham a very religeously oriented area? It was not years ago when I was there and no one in my family, or circle for that matter, was inclined to go to church. Faith was merely something to put down on a form ie., C of E or whatever. From what has been in the newspapers, maybe keeping this visit low key was planned. 'No faith' is an option.

I can assure you, from the attendance yesterday at Cofton Park, that religeon in Birmingham is well and truly alive:)

Suzanne
 
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Mossy

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I posted a thread on the Pope and it was pulled my Mike G


Mau-reece:(
 

smtr

master brummie
I posted a thread on the Pope and it was pulled my Mike G


Mau-reece:(
Mossy
Which is exactly why I never started a thread on the subject as I think we are supposed to steer clear of Religeon and Politics. But, that aside, it was truly a Historic moment:)

Suzanne
 
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mike-g

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I posted a thread on the Pope and it was pulled my Mike G


Mau-reece:(

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