Pope will visit Britain

POPE Benedict XVI has confirmed reports that he will visit Britain, it was disclosed today.

POPE Benedict XVI has confirmed reports that he will visit Britain, it was disclosed today.

The Pontiff told the Catholic bishops of England and Wales in an address marking the end of their pilgrimage to Rome that he would be making his first apostolic visit to Britain.

No dates or schedule were given but his remarks come after it was widely reported last year that he will visit Britain this September.