8 February 2012 Last updated at 11:24

Sense of relief over Pope's visitThe Pope shortly before boarding a helicopter to Birmingham

The BBC's David Willey assesses the shift in perceptions left behind after the Pope's four day visit to the UK - the first by a pontiff since 1982.


Pope Benedict beatifies cardinal

Thousands witness the Pope's beatification of Cardinal Newman on the final day of his four-day state visit to Britain.

Pope's 'sorrow' for abuse victims

Pope Benedict XVI expresses his "deep sorrow" for the "unspeakable crimes" of child abuse within the Catholic Church.

Features & Analysis

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    An assessment of Pope Benedict's state visit to Britain


  • Pope Benedict XVIApology call

    Abuse victim calls on the Pope to apologise for the harm caused by paedophile priests.


  • Pope BenedictProfile: Pope Benedict

    Pope Benedict XVI took the helm of the Catholic Church in the midst of an unprecedented storm


  • Father Michael ScanlonImmigrant Catholics

    Will Pope Benedict find Catholic numbers boosted by immigrants?


  • Girl at assembly gathering for Pope in TwickenhamThe Big Assembly

    School Reporters share their thoughts about the Pope's visit to Twickenham


  • Slideshow: Papal visit

    How the Falklands War nearly stopped Pope John Paul II's trip in 1982.

  • Two Popes compared

    How 1982's pastoral tour by Pope John Paul II will match up to Pope Benedict XVI's visit.

  • Papal visit memorabilia

    Pope Benedict XVI is in town, and papal merchandise is on sale to mark his visit. Why? And is it any good?

  • Catholic words

    A glossary of Roman Catholic terms

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