Some scenes from Benedict’s trip to Germany

Images from the first three days

pope benedict xvi is greeted by children after he arrived at tegel airport in berlin sept. 22.

Below are some great photos from the Holy Father’s trip to Germany, all via Catholic News Service.

Scroll all the way down for links to full texts of yesterday and today’s papal addresses.

 

pope benedict xvi is greeted by children after he arrived at tegel airport in berlin sept. 22.

  

pope benedict xvi greets german police motorcycle riders after he arrived at germany's erfurt airport sept. 23.

pope benedict xvi waves to the crowd from inside his popemobile as he arrives for a prayer service at the marian sanctuary of etzelsbach in germany sept. 23.

pope benedict xvi addresses the members of the german parliament in berlin sept. 22.

the plane carrying pope benedict xvi is seen over a crucifix as it arrives at erfurt airport in germany sept. 23.

pope benedict xvi kneels in prayer next to bishop joachim wanke of erfurt, germany, inside st. mary's cathedral in erfurt sept. 23. the pope stopped to pray in the cathedral, where martin luther was ordained a catholic priest in 1507.

pope benedict xvi talks with ali dere, professor of islamic theology at the university of bonn, during a meeting with representatives of the muslim community at the apostolic nunciature in berlin sept. 23. the german-born pontiff told the muslim leaders that he convoked a large interreligious meeting for peace in assisi, italy, oct. 27 to reiterate the important role religion can play in modern society.

demonstrators opposing the visit of pope benedict xvi hold a signs during a protest in berlin sept. 22.

girls wait for the arrival of pope benedict xvi before he celebrates mass at berlin's olympic stadium sept. 22.

a nun waves the vatican flag before pope benedict xvi celebrates mass at berlin's olympic stadium sept. 22.

people wait in the rain for pope benedict xvi to arrive to celebrate mass at berlin's olympic stadium sept. 22.

Pope Benedict waves to the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass at Berlin's Olympic Stadium Sept. 22.

 

 

Full texts:

Homily at Erfurt cathedral

Vespers Homily at Etzelsbach

Address to Lutheran leaders

Address to the laity in Freiburg

Address to Orthodox leaders

Address to young Germans at Freiburg

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