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Queen welcomes Pope Benedict at Palace of Holyroodhouse

As the Queen welcomes the Holy Father, Pope Benedict praises Britain’s heroic Christian heritage and warns of dangers of aggressive secularism

Papal Visit 2010: Pope’s Holyroodhouse speech – full text

The full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech at Holyroodhouse today

Pope Benedict is met by the Duke of Edinburgh (Andrew Milligan/ PA Wire)

Benedict XVI addressed the abuse crisis on the papal plane

Pope Benedict waves before boarding a flight at Rome airport (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Pope begins trip to Britain

Benedict XVI leaves Italy on an Alitalia flight bound for Edinburgh

British children send questions to the Pope

Kids Quiz the Pope blog enables children to send questions to Pope Benedict XVI

Archbishop Peter Smith (Photo: Mazur/CCN)

Archbishop Smith: protesters cannot guarantee there will be no disruption

Westminster Hall (Photo: PA)

His address to the Queen will be equally historic, but it’s the one at the Palace of Westminster which will have a lasting impact

The Catholic Voices website is indispensable

But the campaign to defend them will, I hope, endure long after the visit is over

St Peter's: the patrimony of the Church, not an emblem of papal grandeur (Photo: PA)

The BBC thinks the Pope has a ‘Nazi past’

Footage of the Hitler Youth, St Peter’s and the Pope holding his head in his hands carries a subliminal message

Cameron offers ‘warm welcome’ to Pontiff

Cameron offers ‘warm welcome’ to Pontiff

David Cameron described the visit as ‘incredibly important and historic’ and a ‘great honour’ for Britain