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Lord Patten of Barnes (PA)

The commission will hold discussions over the next two days at the Pope’s residence

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS photo/Daniel Munoz, Reuters)

Pope Francis cannot lead the Church effectively without an effective Curia to carry out his wishes

Pope Benedict XVI at Cofton Park on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Papal Visit 2010: a round-up of reactions

Prominent figures give their views on the Pope’s four-day visit

Pope Benedict XVI waves on the steps of his aircraft at a departure ceremony at Birmingham International Airport (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA)

Vatican: papal visit was a success

Pope saw Britain’s response as ‘very, very positive’, according to Vatican spokesman

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

Lord Patten and Archbishop Nichols at a press conference at the Foreign Office (Photo: Mazur/CCN)

Visit organiser points out that Benedict XVI was more popular in Australia than the Olympics

Could General Lord Guthrie be the next British Ambassador to the Holy See?

Ann Widdecombe’s decision not to go to Rome has opened the field to other candidates

Lord Patten pictured with (left to right) Sharon Lee, strategic director, Environment and Culture, Councillor Alan Rudge, cabinet member for equalities and human resources, and John Blakemore, acting chief highway engineer, outside Birmingham Council House (Photo: Peter Jennings)

The organiser of the papal visit enjoyed the sunshine at Cofton Park before visiting Cardinal Newman’s private chapel

Lord Patten is overseeing preparations for the state aspects of the Pope's visit (Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk)

Papal visit ‘will put an end to any Catholic feeling like a second-class citizen’