The Pope visited the basilica of St. Paul and said:
"I thank God because at the beginning of my ministry as Successor of Peter he grants me to pause in prayer before the sepulcher of the Apostle Paul. For me, this is a much longed for pilgrimage, a gesture of faith that I make in my name, but also in the name of the beloved Diocese of Rome, of which the Lord has constituted me Bishop and Pastor, and of the universal Church entrusted to my pastoral care. A pilgrimage so to speak to the roots of the mission, of that mission that the risen Christ entrusted to Peter, to the Apostles and, in particular also to Paul, leading him to proclaim the Gospel to the Gentiles, until he reached this city where, after having preached the Kingdom of God for a long time (Acts 28:31), he rendered with blood the last testimony of his Lord, who had 'made him his own' (Philippians 3:12) and sent him."
As a Daughter of St. Paul, this statement fascinated me: a pilgrimage to St. Paul's tomb is a pilgrimage to the roots of the mission of the Church. At the beginning of his Petrine ministry, Benedict is also reaffirming the Pauline ministry.
Mother Paula, the sister who started our community here in the States, used to lament the fact that devotion to St. Paul was not terribly popular among Catholics. She could never get used to St. Jude being more popular than St. Paul. She had a real point. I'd be interested to hear about how you look at St. Paul. Is he a saint you can feel familiar with?