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Egyptian Muslims and Christians in Cairo protest against the bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

The Catholic Herald predicts the big stories of 2011

The Pope records the address in an antechamber of the Paul VI Hall after Wednesday's general audience

Pope makes historic broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Pope Benedict XVI exchanges Christmas greetings with cardinals and prelates in the Vatican's Regia Hall (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)

Pope Benedict also talks about Newman, explaining that his much-quoted phrase ‘toast to conscience’ is often misused

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the Roman Curia in the Regia Hill at the Vatican (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)

Pope Benedict XVI spoke at length about his trip to Britain during his annual address to the Roman Curia

Archbishop Bernard Longley, Canon Gerry Breen and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, pictured after Mass in St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Archbishop Longley recalls papal visit at Mass on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin

In his autobiography Tony Blair writes about the funeral of Diana but does not think of it in Christian terms (Photo: PA)

He doesn’t think much of our bishops, either: but what about the US?

Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols watches as Pope Benedict XVI leads a prayer vigil at Hyde Park (Fiona Hanson/PA Wire)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols said Pope Benedict’s September visit brought a sense of the spiritual dimension back to Britain

Pope Benedict XVI greets David Cameron at the end of his visit to Britain (Photo: PA)

Bishops’ message echoes Cameron’s call for a big society

Pope Benedict XVI greets crowds outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: PA)

Bishops of England and Wales say the papal visit gave them confidence and strengthened their identity as Catholics

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