Pope Benedict 'returns home' to Germany
Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday at the Chancellery in Berlin.
September 22nd, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Pope Benedict 'returns home' to Germany

Pope Benedict XVI arrived at Berlin's Tegel airport Thursday morning.

About 6,000 police officers are securing the visit, authorities told CNN.

"Even though this journey is an official visit which will reinforce the good relations existing between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Holy See, I have not come here primarily to pursue particular political or economic goals, but rather to meet people and to speak about God," the pope said during a speech at Bellevue Castle.

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    Fuk this stock market bull shi.t.. fuk the oil speculators, and fuk the chinese too. all major problem makers to our economy. also all very well protected. i have lost all faith in the wealthy and influential, their short sightedness will demand a heavy price, and im tired of paying it, because they choose not to, why dont i have a choice?

    September 22, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |

    i love the pope.. he is like jesus's wingman..

    September 22, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tony

    Why is "return home" in quotes?

    September 22, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Pope....

    ....is the father of perverts...

    September 22, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Lol@The Pope...
    Literally and figuratively.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anomic Office Drone

    I'm not a religious guy, but there are a few things I like about the Catholic Church. That said, all of those things take a back seat to what I don't like: covering up child molestation and telling people not to use birth control are unforgivable acts.

    September 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Atomic Office Drone, agree w/you 100%.
    It's a travesty what has been done to protect the image of these ped priests; heck with that – get the Vatican to loosen up on a few purse strings and figure out how to protect the kids BEFORE anything happens.
    Maybe a RC penal colony should be built...I don't know...

    September 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chat

    I want to know where the Pope will be on Sept. 27-28. Is there anyone from Vatican who knows this? Or someone is hiding someone to the masses?

    September 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Andreas Moser

    What kind of a "state visit" is this where you want to talk about god and not about politics? => http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/pope-in-britain/

    September 29, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |