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Pope Benedict XVI at Cofton Park on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Papal Visit 2010: a round-up of reactions

Prominent figures give their views on the Pope’s four-day visit

Pope Benedict greets young people outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: PA)

Bishop Hollis describes papal visit as remarkable and says the Pope was shown in an ‘intensely pastoral light’

A screenshot of the encounter from Sky News

Pope gives sniffer dog a pat of thanks

Pope Benedict XVI greeted Jake, a black Springador, before he left for Birmingham International Airport yesterday

Pope Benedict XVI waves on the steps of his aircraft at a departure ceremony at Birmingham International Airport (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA)

Vatican: papal visit was a success

Pope saw Britain’s response as ‘very, very positive’, according to Vatican spokesman

David Cameron and Pope Benedict XVI at a farewell ceremony at Birmingham International Airport (Photo: PA)

In a powerful farewell speech, David Cameron says faith ‘has always been part of the fabric of our country’

Delivered at Birmingham International Airport on Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: ‘You have reassured us that Christianity is alive and well in our countries’

Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales gather around Pope Benedict XVI for a group photograph at Oscott College, Birmingham, in imitation of a famous painting of the first bishops' synod there in 1852 (Photo: Matt Cardy/PA Wire)

Delivered at Oscott College, Birmingham on Sunday, 19 September 2010

Pope Benedict XVI is pictured at Cofton Park (Gregorio Borgia/AP/Press Association Images)

Pope reflects on Newman following beatification Mass

The sanctuary at Cofton Park (Photo: PA)

Pope Benedict beatifies Cardinal Newman

In homily, Pontiff praises English men and women who resisted the ‘evil ideology’ of Nazism