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Pope meets Israeli president

The two men expressed hope that the renewal of talks in Washington would lead to ‘lasting peace’

Shimon Peres meets the Pope

Israeli president meets Pope Benedict as Middle East peace talks start in Washington DC

Lord Patten and Archbishop Nichols at a press conference at the Foreign Office (Photo: Mazur/CCN)

Visit organiser points out that Benedict XVI was more popular in Australia than the Olympics

London audience backed the motion ‘The papal visit should not be a state visit’

Peter Seewald's interviews with Pope Benedict XVI for his book Salt of the Earth were also put on CD

It will be the first in-depth interview of the Pope since his election in 2005

Benedict XVI reflects on life of German Benedictine abbess

A makeshift shrine set up by relatives of the trapped miners (Photo: AP)

Miners convert part of their shelter into a shrine as they brace themselves for another four months underground

Benedict XVI refers to plight of miners in his Angelus address

Pope Benedict XVI leads a meeting with his former doctoral students

The Pope’s former doctoral students were addressed by Archbishop Koch

Will the crowds stay away for the papal visit? (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The media, certainly, are not indifferent to the Pope’s trip. But are the faithful?