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Pilgrims arrive for Vespers in Etzelsbach, central Germany (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Pope visits little-known German Marian shrine of Etzelbach

Benedict XVI raises the monstrance at Vespers in Etzelsbach (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Full text: The Pope’s homily at Vespers

Benedict XVI leads prayers at Marian shrine in Etzelsbach

Benedict XVI is welcomed by the Rev Nikolaus Schneider, head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI says it is ‘deeply moving’ for him to meet Lutheran leaders at the monastery where Martin Luther studied

Pope Benedict XVI pictured at the end of an ecumenical prayer gathering at the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI talks of challenges of secularism and Christian fundamentalism in address to Lutherans

Pope in Germany: address at Martin Luther’s monastery

Full text of Pope’s address at ecumenical prayer gathering

Pope visits Martin Luther’s monastery

Pope Benedict XVI meets Lutherans and participates in an ecumenical ceremony in the Augustinian monastery of Erfurt

Pope prays at Erfurt’s Cathedral

Benedict XVI prays at the Cathedral of St Mary and greets theology professors from the University of Erfurt

Benedict XVI arrives in Erfurt

The Pope was welcomed by the minister president of Thuringia, Christine Lieberknecht

Pope Benedict XVI talks with Ali Dere, a professor for Islamic theology at the university of Bonn (AP Photo/Wolfgang Radtke, pool)

Benedict XVI says the importance attached to faith by many Muslims is at times ‘provocative’ in secular society