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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

Archbishop Vincent Nichols with Michael Gormally

Mass at Cathedral for Vaughan outgoing head

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrates career of Michael Gormally, retiring head teacher of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop of Westminster rejects calls for ‘generic chaplains’ amid budget cuts

Pilgrims at Hyde Park (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Nichols also talks of being ‘engulfed by joy’ as he travelled with the Pope in the popemobile

Archbishop Nichols: 'With the blessings of this visit we can be more confident in our faith' (Photo: PA)

Archbishop: ‘Make the faith more visible’

Archbishop Nichols urges faithful to offer to pray for people and make the Sign of the Cross in public

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: ‘You have reassured us that Christianity is alive and well in our countries’

Lord Patten and Archbishop Nichols at the press conference yesterday (Photo: PA)

Visit will be a ‘schedule-stopper’ around the world, according to the Government co-ordinator

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during a visit to Carpineto Romano yesterday marking the 200th anniversary of Leo XIII's birth (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Nichols rejects reports forecasting low attendance at big papal events