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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

There is no reason why the Holy See should reject Ann Widdecombe as Britain's next ambassador (Photo: PA)

But she might not be the only name on the table

Usually the Pope returns to Rome on the national carrier of the country he's visiting (PA photo)

The detail emerged as the Holy See formally announced the Pope’s state visit