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Susan Boyle to sing for Pope

Scottish singer Susan Boyle is to sing for Pope Benedict XVI, who is making his first visit to Britain in September, as part of a public mass in Glasgow, Scotland.

world Updated: Jun 11, 2010 08:54 IST

Scottish singer Susan Boyle is to sing for Pope Benedict XVI when he visits Scotland in September.

The Wild Horses singer is expected to perform for Pope Benedict XVI, who is making his first visit to Britain in September, as part of a public mass in Glasgow, Scotland, Contactmusic reported.

A spokesman for the Catholic Church in the country said, "Negotiations are still under way but we expect Susan Boyle to perform as part of the Papal Mass at Bellahouston Park."

The 49-year-old star, who is from Blackburn, West Lothian, in Scotland, recently spoke of her desire to perform for the head of the Catholic Church when he comes to the UK.

"The Pope is a very special person and singing for him within the mass, it's not just for him, it's for everybody," Boyle said.

Around 100,000 worshippers are expected to attend the service.

"The Catholic Church welcomes the confirmation by Glasgow City Council that Bellahouston Park will be available and suitable for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI," a statement from Scotland's Catholic bishops said.

"The park provides a wonderful venue for what will be a tremendous event. It is a place that has a great resonance for Scottish Catholics, many of whom remember the wonderful day in 1982 when Pope John Paul II said mass there," the statement added.

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