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We are spiritual beings, not superior animals

We are spiritual beings, not superior animals

The Pope’s visit has reminded us that the two per cent difference in DNA between Orang-utans and humans is vast, unbridgeable and infinite

Jack Valero is absolutely right when he says that the English media are not anti-Catholic

Jack Valero is absolutely right when he says that the English media are not anti-Catholic

Let’s not forget that Rupert Murdoch is a papal knight

The papal visit was a PR success: but no thanks to some anti-papal English Catholics

The papal visit was a PR success: but no thanks to some anti-papal English Catholics

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

Mr Cameron, if you really mean what you say, you must allow our adoption agencies to re-open

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

Otherwise you will prove just how empty your words are

Debate: Are we experiencing a ‘Benedict bounce’?

Pope Benedict's visit has sparked a huge surge of interest in the Church (Photo: PA)

And, if so, how long will it last?

The writer whose conversion was inspired by Renaissance art

Michelangelo's Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel could well provoke a moment of awakening (Photo: PA)

Behind all the euphoria, another piece of good news: author Leo McKinstry announces his conversion after a spiritual awakening in Venice

Benedict XVI exposed the heart of the Catholic faith

Pope Benedict was an example to priests in showing how the Mass can be gloriously celebrated (PA: Photo)

We owe him our deepest gratitude. His visit was as great a success as that of John Paul II in 1982

British fair-mindedness was the Pope’s secret weapon

Peter Tatchell at the Protest the Pope march. The atheists' campaign was just too vicious to win people over (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

In the end, the atheist coalition discredited itself

Protester urges the Pope: ‘Drop the Filioque!’

One humorous punter had a banner which even the Pope might have enjoyed

The ‘People’s Pope’ made one thing clear: he wants an empowered laity

The Popemobile goes through the crowds at Hyde Park (Photo: PA)

And, in some ways, Catholics in Britain have already risen to the challenge