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Martin McGuinness, right, with First Minister Peter Robinson and Taoiseach Brian Cowen (Photo: PA)

Pope ‘could visit Ireland in 2012′

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland deputy first minister, says he has ‘grounds’ to believe a visit may happen

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

Papal Visit 2010: third day’s briefing

Papal Visit 2010: third day’s briefing

A summary of the big stories from the third day of the Papal Visit

Pope meets victims of sex abuse in London

As on other trips, on this journey to the United Kingdom Benedict XVI met with victims of acts of sexual abuse committed by priests

The Pope met the victims of clerical child abuse at the apostolic nunciature in Wimbledon (Photo: PA)

The meeting lasted 30 to 40 minutes, longer than the Pope gave to the Prime Minister

Pope: ‘I express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of these unspeakable crimes’

Papal Visit 2010: Westminster Cathedral homily – full text

Full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at the Westminster Cathedral Mass

Pope Benedict XVI in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (Photo: PA)

Papal Visit 2010: first day’s briefing

A summary of the big stories from the first day of the Papal Visit

Pope Benedict is met by the Duke of Edinburgh (Andrew Milligan/ PA Wire)

Benedict XVI addressed the abuse crisis on the papal plane

His talk last night could have been delivered in an academic and reasonable way. Instead it felt like The Pope on Trial: The Musical