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UK gives warm reception to new pope

The Queen joined religious leaders, politicians and Catholics across the UK in sending best wishes to the newly-elected Pope Benedict XVI.
While crowds at the Vatican cheered ecstatically when the 78-year-old German Joseph Ratzinger made his first appearance on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica yesterday, there was also much celebration back in Britain.

One of the UK's most senior Catholics, the Archbishop of Liverpool, described the new pope as 'wise, profound and humble'.

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