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

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

Watch video of Pope’s message here

In the end, the atheist coalition discredited itself

Bishop Hollis describes papal visit as remarkable and says the Pope was shown in an ‘intensely pastoral light’

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

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

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