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Seminarians pictured at the Pontifical North American College in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Holy Father recalls his difficult path to priesthood in Nazi Germany

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’

Pope greets Sister Maria Casey, postulator of the Cause of Mary MacKillop, at the canonisation Mass in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI proclaims six new saints, including a Canadian brother known as the ‘Miracle Man of Montreal’

Some respected campaigners even regarded it as a civil right

Circus festival visits Pope

Church leaders from Middle East enjoy circus performance

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

The Pope examines the book with Graham Hutton

Charity presents Pope with special volume

Aid to the Church in Need presents Pope with book containing names of supporters who pledge the equivalent of more than six months of prayer for the Holy Father

Pope speaks about the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners during his general audience at the Vatican

Pope Benedict leaves a prayer service at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, where he announced the new Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI says new pontifical council aimed at re-evangelising the west will help ‘remake the Christian fabric of society’

Pope Benedict XVI warns participants at the Middle East Synod about the manifestation of new forms of slavery