Luke Wilkinson

Fr Luke Wilkinson is assistant priest at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hexham, Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Pope Benedict helped me know and love Christ

It was Benedict XVI’s election as Pope, his speeches and his writings that prompted my conversion, and it was his words at Bellahouston Park during his 2010 visit to the United Kingdom that first made me seriously consider my vocation. Without Pope Benedict XVI I would not have become a priest. His passing is for