Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Ad Limina: the photographs

Today we wrap up our coverage of the Ad Limina visit with a few images showing the Bishops with the Holy Father. The picture above shows the successors of the Apostles listening to the successor of St Peter, delivering his address which was detailed in the previous post.

After their audience, the Bishops posed with Pope Benedict for a souvenir photograph. You can enlarge each image by clicking on it.

If you're really keen-eyed, you might spot Bishop Campbell, second from the right on this image.

He's much more visible on this image, just a to the right of the Holy Father. All of the above images are (c) L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's newspaper, and are used with permission.

The Vatican's photographic service carries a few images of the Bishop's private audience with the Pope, which took place last Thursday. Note the map of Britain on the table - no doubt each bishop had the opportunity to show the Pope the geography of his diocese. Copies of photographs in the archive can be purchased from the service: for details, and to see other pictures, click here. (If necessary, click the option 'English Version' at the top of the page, then 'Simple Search' over on the left hand side. Typing 'Lancaster' into the 'page caption in Italian' section seems to bring up a few images of the Bishop's private meeting with His Holiness).

This final image shows the Bishops gathered for a photo during their visit, and is from the Bishops' Conference website ( You can see a good selection of other images from the visit on the Church's Flickr site: click here to take a look.