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Edward Pentin

Edward Pentin

Edward Pentin is The Catholic Herald's Rome correspondent and will be blogging on issues relating to the Vatican and the UK

Vatican ready to welcome Ann Widdecombe as ambassador

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

The Pope won’t be flying with British Airways

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