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Mgr Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies, assists Pope Francis during a Marian vigil in St. Peter's Square (CNS)

Mgr Guido Marini said it can be better to wait rather than provoking more conflict

Archbishops wearing the pallium at a Mass mark the feast of Ss Peter and Paul (CNS)

The Pope has decided that newly appointed metropolitan archbishops will be formally vested at a ceremony in their own archdiocese

Italian priest says Benedict XVI asked him: “How can I leave?”

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, September 18. A graceful silver 18th-century standing crucifix is positioned on the altar

The Cathedral shows us the way ahead

Parishes throughout Britain should draw inspiration from the papal Mass at Westminster Cathedral, says Fr Anthony Symondson SJ

The papal entourage

All the Pope’s men

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

Pope’s entourage will help him meet challenges of trip

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

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A nun weeps at the spot where the body of US Mill Hill Father John Kaiser was found in 2000 (CNS photo from Reuters)

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Visitors from Rome at Cofton Park Birmingham on July 7: Mgr Guido Marini , papal MC, third from right, pictured with (L to R) Fr Paul Conroy, Fr Jan Nowotnik, Mgr Philip Moger, Mgr Andrew Summersgill, Canon Patrick Browne, Mgr Giulio Viviani and Mgr Diego Ravelli

Officials from Rome visit Cofton Park, Birmingham

Mgr Guido Marini, the papal MC, and members of the Vatican Party are pictured at Cofton Park, Birmingham, with Mgr Andrew Summersgill, Canon Patrick Browne, and representatives of WRG, on July 7 (Photo: Peter Jennings)

The papal master of ceremonies and two other Vatican officials tour Birmingham, Glasgow and London to prepare for Pope’s trip