Well, the Pope has touched down on British shores and it's all go! This is truly an historic occasion and a comfort and joy to a great number of us at this time. Details of the visit may be found here, and if you want to follow the action online then I suggest you find your way to EWTN where there is good coverage of the visit.
There has been a great deal of vitriol directed at the Holy Father and so I urge all our readers to pray for Pope Benedict, and for Catholics everywhere. Most particularly, let us pray for the conversion of England the unity of the Church throughout the world:
God our Father, shepherd and guide, look with love on Benedict, your servant, the pastor of your Church. May his word and example inspire and guide the Church, and may he, and all those entrusted to his care, come to the joy of everlasting life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.