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

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

Benedict XVI addressed the abuse crisis on the papal plane

Pope begins trip to Britain

Benedict XVI leaves Italy on an Alitalia flight bound for Edinburgh

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

Archbishop Smith: protesters cannot guarantee there will be no disruption

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

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

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

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