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Benedict XVI greets the crowd in the Paul VI audience hall (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI says he hopes the meeting will promote dialogue in a world ‘still torn by hatred’

Gaddafi ruled Libya for 40 years (Photo: PA)

Vatican expresses hope that new Libyan government begins new era based on justice and a ‘spirit of inclusion’

Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Roche and Pierpaolo Finaldi (Photo courtesy of Mr Finaldi)

The Bishop of Leeds told Pope Benedict XVI that the new translation had gone down well in parishes

Widdecombe: 'Hedgehogs are better represented in Parliament than Christians' (PA photo)

Ann Widdecombe is to accuse Government of double standards over persecution of Christians and gay people abroad

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd (Photo: CNS)

Remembering all of God’s gifts to humanity ‘opens up the path of light amid darkness’, says Benedict XVI

The Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

No joint prayer at Assisi, says cardinal

Papal pilgrimage will unite Muslims, Chinese Buddhists, Japanese Shintoists, Native Americans, Zoroastrians and atheist philosophers

A protester is carried off the site (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Anglican and Catholic bishops say ‘confrontation and violence are not the answer’ as riot police move in on Traveller site

A C Grayling accepted the invitation from the Vatican thinking he would have a discussion with the Pope (Photo: PA)

Professor withdrew from interreligious gathering after realising he was being asked to ‘accompany the Pope on a pilgrimage’

Pope Benedict XVI arrives on a wheeled platform at the Mass on Sunday (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI announces Year of Faith

The Year will begin on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council

The Pope arrives in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope condemns massacre of Copts in Cairo

Benedict XVI urges Egypt to work towards ‘respect for the freedom and dignity of every citizen’