Pope shakes hands with woman priest

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.

Read more: Pope shakes hands with woman priest in historic service at Abbey

John Allen will be filing reports throughout the Papal visit to the U.K. Sept. 16-19. Stay tuned to NCR Today for updates.

Stories in this series on the papal visit to Scotland and England:

All this week in his Distinctly Catholic blog, Michael Sean Winters is interviewing a variety of Newman scholars:

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