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David Cameron and Pope Benedict XVI at the farewell ceremony at Birmingham International Airport (Photo: PA)

Otherwise you will prove just how empty your words are

Pope Benedict's visit has sparked a huge surge of interest in the Church (Photo: PA)

And, if so, how long will it last?

Martin McGuinness, right, with First Minister Peter Robinson and Taoiseach Brian Cowen (Photo: PA)

Pope ‘could visit Ireland in 2012′

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland deputy first minister, says he has ‘grounds’ to believe a visit may happen

Pope Benedict was an example to priests in showing how the Mass can be gloriously celebrated (PA: Photo)

We owe him our deepest gratitude. His visit was as great a success as that of John Paul II in 1982

Pontiff pictured at the general audience

Pope Benedict XVI remembers visit to England and Scotland during general audience at the Vatican

Watch video of Pope’s message here

Peter Tatchell at the Protest the Pope march. The atheists' campaign was just too vicious to win people over (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

In the end, the atheist coalition discredited itself

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’

The Popemobile goes through the crowds at Hyde Park (Photo: PA)

And, in some ways, Catholics in Britain have already risen to the challenge

Pilgrims at the Hyde Park vigil: it was 'very united, very noisy, very peaceful'  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The last few days have been stupendous. Here are some of my immediate impressions