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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 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

Boris meets the Pope at Heathrow, Terminal 4

The Holy Father met the Mayor of London last night

Photo: PA

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

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

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 Independent, for a start, isn’t happy

Well done, Mark Dowd. You did the Pope justice

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

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

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