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My friend Gerry’s Vatican flag had been lowered ever since Pius XII died

'Before the war Gerry worked at Downside, as an office boy for the bursar'

A dear friend who lived for the Lord

Remembering a friend who had a life-long passion for history and a deep-rooted faith

A view of Downside Abbey  in Stratton-on-the- Fosse, Somerset

An warm account of significant figures with close links to the English Benedictine community

Students can apparently no longer enter Downside Abbey without being accompanied by an adult

Monks and other members of staff at Downside are now being treated with caution

Auberon Waugh pictured in 2000 a few months before he died (PA photo)

Auberon Waugh loathed the school and was beaten regularly by its headmaster. He took revenge through journalism