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Julie Walters plays St John, traditionally the youngest disciple (PA)

It matters that photographer Alistair Morrison has chosen Julie Waters to portray St John

The Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci, started in 1499

The divine illuminated through Leonardo

The National Gallery’s unique assembly of masterpieces may never be seen again

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

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