Scottish Church hopes to book Susan Boyle for Pope's visit

Susan Boyle.
Susan Boyle.

.- Susan Boyle, the star singer discovered on the popular TV show Britain's Got Talent, may realize her dream of meeting Pope Benedict in September. The director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office (SCMO) told CNA that the local church is open to discussion on the possibility of her singing when the Pope visits later this year.

The Holy Father will be visiting the United Kingdom from Sept. 16-19. The itinerary for the first day of his visit includes events in Scotland, particularly a meeting in Edinburgh with Queen Elizabeth at her residence there.

Also on the agenda for the day is an outdoor Mass in Glasgow at which the Pope will preside and at which Susan Boyle could possibly sing.

SCMO referred to a statement from its director, Peter Kearney, in which he states, "We would be delighted if Susan were able to perform on the day and we hope to discuss this possibility with her soon."

Britain's Daily Mail reported on April 25 that the singer's performance had already been confirmed. But on Thursday, CNA spoke with Marie Devine of the SCMO who said that there is "no firm itinerary just now," and that the possibility of Susan Boyle singing will be discussed.

Scottish media had reported in March of this year that it was a dream for the singer to meet the Pope.

Her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" quickly sold over a million copies after its release last Nov. 23 and sales have reportedly topped 10 million just five months later.


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