A very nice snapshot article about the winners and losers of the trip appeared in this morning's edition of The Times. Here are some highlights:
The Pope - Ratzinger the rottweiler transformed into Benny the bunny. We all want to cuddle up to him and get him to bless our babies.
Sex abuse victims - What an apology! Onwards and upwards for justice and recompense.
Chris Patten - He took over the planning when disaster beckoned, and along with HM Ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Cambell, rescued the visit and turned it into a triumph beyond anyone's wildest imaginings.
Richard Dawkins - You're too angry, Richard. Get with the programme.