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Forensic police arrive at the Swiss Embassy in Rome on December 23 (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

Ex-Guard was victim of parcel bomb sent to the Swiss embassy

The Italian archbishop has done brilliantly as nuncio to Russia and is regarded as a key Vatican insider

Close papal aide dies in road accident

A member of the papal household has died in a car accident

The German author talks about his hugely anticipated book, Light of the World

Rumours abound that a consistory will take place next month. Above: cardinals assemble in St Peter's Basilica in 2007 (Photo: PA)

Apartments in Rome are ‘already being readied’ for a consistory on November 20 and 21, according to a source

Westminster Hall (Photo: PA)

His address to the Queen will be equally historic, but it’s the one at the Palace of Westminster which will have a lasting impact

Courtesy of the British embassy to the Holy See

In 1961 and 1980 she made official visits to meet John XXIII and John Paul II

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has been criticised as a "messianic" project to remould the world's religions  (Photo: PA)

The former PM will meet the Holy Father to discuss interreligious dialogue

Could General Lord Guthrie be the next British Ambassador to the Holy See?

Ann Widdecombe’s decision not to go to Rome has opened the field to other candidates

Raphael tapestries hung in the Sistine Chapel (Photo: Vatican Museums)

Yesterday, for the first time since 1983, the Vatican hung the tapestries on the walls of the Sistine Chapel where they are thought to have originally been located