18/09/2011 9:00 am
Prime Minister David Cameron has reflected on Pope Benedict's historic State visit to the UK praising the Holy Father for sharing a powerful message about the importance of compassion, tolerance and justice.
In a message to mark the one-year anniversary of the Holy Father's Apostolic Visit, the Prime Minister looked forward to continuing the "ever closer co-operation" between the UK and the Holy See in working for the common good.
Making reference to the recent riots, he also affirmed the relevance of the Pope's message underlining the need to "build a new culture of social responsibility and develop strong and powerful communities as we deal with tough economic challenges".
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