Pope Benedict has left the Holy Land bequeathing a message of peace, tolerance and love between all religions and peoples.
We hope that message also filters through to the eternally fractious relationship between journalists and security men - which gets even more strained when a high-profile visitor like the Pope is in town.
Months of elaborate preparation went in to ensuring the Pope's visit was safe and successful and also to ensure journalists got controlled access to major events to tell the stories their readers and viewers want to see.
This planning process is hostage, however, to a simple dichotomy which pits journalists against bureaucrats and security officials.
In the eyes of the security men, journalists are bothersome, quarrelsome and disobedient and need to be coralled (even though that process is often like 'herding cats'). Notions of a free press and unlimited access take a back seat to security concerns.