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Radek Sikorski, Poland's Foreign Minister Photo: Press Association

Radek Sikorski, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has described Thatcher’s fight against Communism as a “moral inspiration”

Pope Francis at St Paul Outside the Walls yesterday (AP)

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Herodium, the desert site of King Herod's fortress and palace, where his tomb was found in 2007 (Photo: CNS)

Curators of a blockbuster exhibition have sought to sanitise his reputation

Baroness Thatcher's funeral will be held next week  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

We have forgotten what this ceremony is about

Pope Benedict XVI conducting one of his weekly general audiences (AP)

And I really can’t be doing with all this “emeritus” stuff. He’s still simply Pope Benedict to me

Baroness Thatcher (Photo: PA)

Margaret Thatcher had her critics, Pope Francis can expect to have his too

The Pope Emeritus and Pope Francis at Castel Gandolfo on March 23 (AP)

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Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP)

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Flowers laid outside the home of Baroness Thatcher in Belgravia (Photo: PA)

Unlike today’s posturing MPs, The Iron Lady was a conviction politician

Margaret Thatcher arriving at 10 Downing Street on May 4, 1979

She believed also in truth, in faith, and in hope where there was despair; and she prayed for these things, too.