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A World Youth Day here in 2012 or 2013 would build on the momentum of the Benedict bounce

He was nothing like our traditional idea of what a saint is like: but his time has come

Are we now to expect a quiet undermining of what the Pope achieved?

Otherwise you will prove just how empty your words are

In the end, the atheist coalition discredited itself

The last four days began in anxiety, but ended in euphoria

The papal chemistry is still active on British soil; now, we can relax and enjoy the visit

The media will not let up. Watch out for the innuendoes and smears

But the campaign to defend them will, I hope, endure long after the visit is over

Their latest pope-bashing operation is entirely irrelevant to a Church which thinks in centuries