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What Boris said to the Pope and the Pope said to Boris

Boris meets the Pope at Heathrow, Terminal 4

The Holy Father met the Mayor of London last night

The Queen may not have produced a rosary, but she did conduct herself with dignity

Photo: PA

At 83, she has seen a great many state occasions in her lifetime

Scotland has done us all proud; suddenly the anti-Catholic campaign has lost its power

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

What will Boris Johnson say to the Holy Father?

Boris Johnson is a Catholic - although not what newspapers call 'a devout Catholic' (Photo: PA)

And what should he guard against?

The BBC has done very well so far – even risking the wrath of humanists

The BBC has done very well so far – even risking the wrath of humanists

The Independent, for a start, isn’t happy

Well done, Mark Dowd. You did the Pope justice

Well done, Mark Dowd. You did the Pope justice

His documentary, Benedict: Trials of a Pope, was even-handed and sincere

The Pope’s enemies have, we can only hope, done their worst. As the visit begins, we must watch and pray

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

The Pope’s address in Westminster Hall is one of his most important ever

Westminster Hall (Photo: PA)

His address to the Queen will be equally historic, but it’s the one at the Palace of Westminster which will have a lasting impact

The campaign against the Pope and the Church will be swept away by the visit itself

The Catholic Voices website is indispensable

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

The BBC thinks the Pope has a ‘Nazi past’

St Peter's: the patrimony of the Church, not an emblem of papal grandeur (Photo: PA)

Footage of the Hitler Youth, St Peter’s and the Pope holding his head in his hands carries a subliminal message