Pope Benedict XVI greeted Rev Dr Jane Hedges, canon steward of the Westminster Abbey and a campaigner for women bishops, as he arrived ahead of an hour-long prayer service Sept. 17.
Dr Hedges was also among those leading prayers – which marked the first visit of any Pontiff to Westminster Abbey.
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John Allen will be filing reports throughout the Papal visit to the U.K. Sept. 16-19. Stay tuned to NCR Today for updates.