The daily Mail skriver i dag tidlig at pave Benedikts beøk i Skottland og England var svært vellykket, og at de som ønsket å protestere mot paven gradvis kom i bakgrunnen i løpet av besøket:
The Pope flew home last night after a triumphant four-day state visit, declaring that Britons have a thirst for Christianity. …
His speech was the culmination of a tour aimed at re-evangelising a country he believes has slipped away from its Christian roots.
The popularity of his visit confounded opponents who predicted thin congregations and empty parks. Benedict’s speeches and homilies – which have confronted his own Nazi past – appear to have overshadowed the views of protesters, led by Stephen Fry and gay rights activist Peter Tatchell.
The Pope, in an address at Oscott College in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, said it had become clear ‘how deep a thirst there is among the British people for Christianity’.
He told his audience of Roman Catholic bishops: ‘You have been chosen by God to offer them the living water of the Gospel, encouraging them to place their hopes, not in the vain enticements of this world, but in the firm assurances of the next.’ … …
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