(The text of Pope Benedict's address at Holyroodhouse, continued from previous page)
"Today, the United Kingdom strives to be a modern and multicultural society. In this challenging enterprise, may it always maintain its respect for those traditional values and cultural expressions that more aggressive forms of secularism no longer value or even tolerate. Let it not obscure the Christian foundation that underpins its freedoms; and may that patrimony, which has always served the nation well, constantly inform the example your Government and people set before the two billion members of the Commonwealth and the great family of English-speaking nations throughout the world.
"May God bless Your Majesty and all the people of your realm. Thank you."
For a summary of Pope Benedict's address at Holyroodhouse, click here.