HUNDREDS of Catholics from the Thurrock community joined a quarter of a million worshippers who lined the streets of London to see Pope Benedict XV1.
It has been a tremendously successful Papal visit. What helped was the Pope to make a public statement on child abuse.
St Thomas’ Fr Brian O’Shea has also welcomed the announcement. YourThurrock spoke to Fr Brian to reflect on all aspects of the Holy Father’s visit and what it means to Catholics across the borough.