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Pope Benedict XVI cites as evidence the adoration of 80,000 people at the Hyde Park vigil in September

Elizabeth Hamilton, aged four, from Christ the Prince of Peace parish in Weybridge, Surrey, drew these pictures for the Pope’s visit. Elizabeth and her brother Anselm, two, attended the Hyde Park vigil with parents Annalisa and Peter

Weybridge family create cards for Pope

Children from Surrey who attended the Hyde Park vigil last month make cards for the Pope

Pilgrims at Hyde Park (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Nichols also talks of being ‘engulfed by joy’ as he travelled with the Pope in the popemobile

Pilgrims, above and below, from Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge, enjoy the Hyde Park Vigil (Photograph: Adam Simon)

Weybridge faithful enjoy vigil

Parishioners pictured at Hyde Park

William Holman Hunt's Light of the World, together with a lantern designed to go with the painting (Photo: PA)

Bishops’ conference to send out 3,000 images and candles as a legacy of the visit

Pope Benedict greets young people outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: PA)

Bishop Hollis describes papal visit as remarkable and says the Pope was shown in an ‘intensely pastoral light’

Liam McNally, one of the finalists from Britain’s Got Talent, performs at the vigil in Hyde Park

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The prayer vigil at Hyde Park (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Delivered at Hyde Park on Saturday, 18 September 2010

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