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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

The Holy Father should put his feet up and have a glass of whisky

Pilgrims at the Hyde Park vigil: it was 'very united, very noisy, very peaceful'  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The last few days have been stupendous. Here are some of my immediate impressions

The Pope has routed his enemies and brought joy to the faithful

The visit was a personal triumph for the Holy Father himself (Photo: PA)

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

I’m at Hyde Park, trying to be tolerant. Thank God for the beautiful Mass this morning

I’m at Hyde Park, trying to be tolerant. Thank God for the beautiful Mass this morning

I’d better pull myself together and get with the programme

Pope warns ‘reason has its proper limits’ ahead of Hyde Park Vigil

Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with the Archbishop of Canterbury today (Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire)

Pope Benedict XVI, the great theologian, has much to teach us about the proper place of reason