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Mixed reaction as Pope Benedict XVI visits Germany

Benedict XVI, the German head of the Roman Catholic Church, has begun his first official visit to his home country as Pope.

In a visit to Germany's parliament he urged politicians to seek justice, not just power, and to hold on to the Christian tradition.

The visit may be one of his most difficult to date, with strong protests expected against his teachings.

But many people were keen to celebrate his arrival and he was joined by thousands of worshippers for mass in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.

  • 22 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe
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