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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.

Pope Francis receives the gift of a book from Dr Schneider yesterday (CNS)

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Reagan and Thatcher in 1984 (AP Photo/Pool/Bill Rountree)

Along with President Reagan she helped to create a free Poland

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan pictured in 1990 (Photo: PA)

Beyond politics she had many qualities that ought to command universal admiration

Heaven, as imagined in Baltimore CNS

It won’t be endless beer and jazz in the afterlife

Pope Francis receives the pastoral staff during Mass at St  John Lateran (AP)

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