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Susan Boyle says her faith is the 'backbone' of her life (Photo: Scottish Catholic Media Office)

Susan Boyle to sing for the Pope

Scottish star will sing “I Dreamed a Dream” before papal Mass at Bellahouston Park

Stonemason Neil Reid works on a lectern, or ambo, to be used by the Pope in Glasgow                (Danny Lawson/PA)

Scotland unveils marble chair and altar

Stonemason says he is working ‘flat out’ to finish the project in time for papal Mass at Bellahouston Park

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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James MacMillan says he hopes the new setting is 'appropriate to the text and the way the drama of the Mass unfolds'

Choirs prepare for papal Masses

The new Mass setting by James MacMillan is complete and available to listen to online

A nun weeps at the spot where the body of US Mill Hill Father John Kaiser was found in 2000 (CNS photo from Reuters)

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Unlike their English counterparts, Scottish pilgrims will not be paying a fee for transport costs

Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Lay people and priests will have to pay £10 or £25 in order to attend big outdoor events in England

Lord Patten is overseeing preparations for the state aspects of the Pope's visit (Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk)

Papal visit ‘will put an end to any Catholic feeling like a second-class citizen’