Susan Boyle's Pope Honour
Susan Boyle has spoken of her honour at being chosen to sing for Pope Benedict XVI when he visits Glasgow in September.
Susan Boyle says performing for the Pope is a "dream come true".
The 49-year-old singer - who is a devout Catholic - is ecstatic at being asked to sing for Pope Benedict XVI in an open-air ceremony in Glasgow when he visits the city next month.
Speaking from her home, she said: "To be able to sing for the Pope is a great honour and something I've always dreamed of - it's indescribable.
"I think the 16th of September will stand out in my memory as something I've always wanted to do, I've always wanted to sing for his Holiness and I can't really put into words my happiness, that this wish has come true at last."
Susan will sing her best known song 'I Dreamed a Dream' from 'Les Miserables' as well as perform with an 800-strong choir while the Pope performs mass.
She also admitted she was "humbled" by the opportunity to perform.
She said: "The Pope's visit is a very big event for Scottish Catholics. My own faith is the backbone of my life, I pray and say the rosary each day and am very close to my religion.
"I am humbled and honoured by this invitation and I hope I can do my best."