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

Benedict XVI delivers the Angelus address yesterday (PA Photos)

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Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS photo)

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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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Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, the Vatican spokesman (Photo: PA)

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A high view of St Peter's square (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)

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The faithful greet Pope Benedict XVI during the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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The Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, at a press conference (Photo: CNS)

The Vatican is often criticised for paying little or no attention to PR. At the same time many believe that a slick, modern PR office would hinder its mission