As the Pope's funeral is held, rarely seen pictures of John Paul II visiting Scotland in 1982 have been released to BBC Scotland's news website by the Scottish Catholic Archive. (All images copyright Pontificia Felici and L'Osservatore Romano)
In his two-day visit the Pope met members from all ranks of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
On 31 May he attended the Scottish National Youth Pilgrimage which packed Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh with a crowd of 40,000.
The following day saw nearly 300,000 people gather at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow to attend a National Mass for Scotland.
The Holy Father welcomed the "sons and daughters alike of this ancient nation".
He preached an inclusive message of "brethren in Christ" making a religious pilgrimage "together hand in hand".
The crowds at Bellahouston Park sent the Holy Father off by singing "Will Ye No Come Back Again".
On his visit the Holy Father also took time for his own private worship, here at St Mary's RC Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Crowds followed the Pontiff throughout his time in Scotland and turned out in force to wish him farewell at the end of the visit.
Pope John Paul II never returned to Scotland but is fondly remembered and went on personally to deliver his message across the globe.