Papal visit 2010: key quotes from religious and political figures
Despite the predicted protests, the Pope’s visit to Britain brought a uniformly positive response from politicians, other faith leaders and the thousands of Catholics who turned out to see him. Below is a selection of their reactions:
The Queen said: “Your Holiness, in recent times you have said that religions can never become vehicles of hatred, that never by invoking the name of God can evil and violence be justified.
“Today, in this country, we stand united in that conviction. We hold that freedom to worship is at the core of our tolerant and democratic society.
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