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Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims during his general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope names 24 new cardinals

List includes a large number of Italians but not Archbishop Nichols of Westminster or Archbishop Dolan of New York

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

The papal entourage

All the Pope’s men

Benedict XVI will be surrounded by his seguito, or following, during the papal visit

Pope’s entourage will help him meet challenges of trip

Archbishop Kurt Koch (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray together

Pope Benedict XVI leads a meeting with his former doctoral students

The Pope’s former doctoral students were addressed by Archbishop Koch

Vatican Radio towers are seen in a suburb north of Rome (Photo: CNS)

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