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Paschal Uche, left, smiles after addressing the Pope outside Westminster Cathedral (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Are Catholics still energised and renewed by the trip or has the momentum already been lost?

The US bishops pray before the start of the second day of their conference in Baltimore this week (Photo: CNS)

The US bishops’ conference is a model for the Church everywhere – if only our bishops followed it

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz is likely to retire before the end of the year after suffering a stroke in May

Spanish pilgrims in Sydney react as Pope Benedict XVI announces that World Youth Day 2011 will take place in Madrid (Photo: PA)

A World Youth Day here in 2012 or 2013 would build on the momentum of the 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?

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