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Pope gives sniffer dog a pat of thanks

Pope Benedict XVI greeted Jake, a black Springador, before he left for Birmingham International Airport yesterday

Pope Benedict XVI waves on the steps of his aircraft at a departure ceremony at Birmingham International Airport (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA)

Vatican: papal visit was a success

Pope saw Britain’s response as ‘very, very positive’, according to Vatican spokesman

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

In a powerful farewell speech, David Cameron says faith ‘has always been part of the fabric of our country’

Delivered at Birmingham International Airport on Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: ‘You have reassured us that Christianity is alive and well in our countries’

Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales gather around Pope Benedict XVI for a group photograph at Oscott College, Birmingham, in imitation of a famous painting of the first bishops' synod there in 1852 (Photo: Matt Cardy/PA Wire)

Delivered at Oscott College, Birmingham on Sunday, 19 September 2010

Pope Benedict XVI is pictured at Cofton Park (Gregorio Borgia/AP/Press Association Images)

Pope reflects on Newman following beatification Mass

The sanctuary at Cofton Park (Photo: PA)

Pope Benedict beatifies Cardinal Newman

In homily, Pontiff praises English men and women who resisted the ‘evil ideology’ of Nazism

Delivered at Cofton Park, Birmingham on Sunday 19 September 2010

Shepherd One prepares to leave Birmingham International Airport

Papal Visit 2010 live blog: Birmingham

All the latest news from the Pope’s trip to Birmingham