BBC: This is only the second time that a Pope has addressed MEPs in the chamber of the Parliament. The last Papal visit was made by John Paul II in 1988, when the speech he made to parliamentarians was disrupted by Rev. Ian Paisley, leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. He unveiled a poster branding the Pope an “antichrist” and shouted that he renounced the pontiff and all his “cults and creeds”.
Read what he said to the European Parliament plenary here