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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

A screenshot of the encounter from Sky News

Pope gives sniffer dog a pat of thanks

Pope Benedict XVI greeted Jake, a black Springador, before he left for Birmingham International Airport yesterday

Pope Benedict XVI leaves Britain after a farewell ceremony at Birmingham International Airport

Pope Benedict XVI waves on the steps of his aircraft at a departure ceremony at Birmingham International Airport (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA)

Vatican: papal visit was a success

Pope saw Britain’s response as ‘very, very positive’, according to Vatican spokesman

The visit was a personal triumph for the Holy Father himself (Photo: PA)

The last four days began in anxiety, but ended in euphoria