Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the Pope's visit to Scotland during first minister's question time on 16 September 2010.
Ms Sturgeon was taking questions from deputy opposition party leaders, as Alex Salmond was welcoming Pope Benedict XVI at Holyrood Palace.
Deputy Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont questioned Ms Sturgeon on the rise of unemployment in Scotland, which she said was now at 50,000 more than last year.
The deputy first minister hit back saying Labour should take responsibility for causing the current economic climate.
Murdo Fraser, the deputy Scottish Conservative leader asked if Alex Salmond's legacy would be a "bigger, bloated beaurocracy".
The Scottish government had exceeded its targets on efficiency savings and overseen a 25% reduction in devolved public sector bodies, replied Ms Sturgeon.
The chief whip for the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Mike Rumbles asked why transport projects in the North East of Scotland were "not taken seriously" by the government.
Ms Sturgeon said improvements to the transport infrastructure in the North East had been delivered.