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The Pope celebrates Mass in the Apostolic Nunciature during his recent visit to Britain. The altar, tabernacle stand and lectern were specially made by NEJ Stevenson

The Pope seen in seclusion

Apostolic Nuncio to Britain commissions Midlands-based bespoke furniture maker to produce six items for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit

Pope Benedict XVI and Lord Sacks at a meeting of religious leaders at St Mary's University, Twickenham, last month (Photo: PA)

Lord Sacks describes meeting Pope Benedict XVI in Twickenham last month as a moment he ‘shall never forget’

Some respected campaigners even regarded it as a civil right

The Catholics with Attitude company website

Catholics with Attitude to expand across the Atlantic after sales double thanks to the papal visit

The exact cost is not yet known but estimates suggest the Church in Britain is still several million short

Some of the Stonyhurst party pictured at Cofton Park, Birmingham, on Sunday September 19

Pupils talk about seeing the Pope at several of the major events

George Weigel says the secularists are in danger of becoming a Paisley 2.0. Above, the Rev Ian Paisley protests against the Pope's visit in Edinburgh (PA)

If our bishops put the boot in to the New Atheists now, wouldn’t that rebound on us?

On the left is a portrait of Pope Gregory XVI from the exhibition and, right, is a detail of a plate showing standards carried in the Corpus Christi procession by various religious and lay folk in regional costume

Oratory celebrates papal visit

Friends of the London Oratory put on an exhibition at St Wilfred’s Hall to mark the papal visit

Pilgrims at Hyde Park (Photo: PA)

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

Niamh Moloney and friends with signs and matching wellies

‘I saw red shoes stepping out of the car’

The Holy Father’s visit thrilled and inspired the faithful. Here a handful of pilgrims describe experiences they won’t forget