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Police confirm they are monitoring extremist websites after an Islamist group in Birmingham urged Muslims to confront the Pope

The stunning papal visit exhibition that never was

The V&A is putting on a unique exhibition of Raphael tapestries to coincide with the Pope’s trip – but another spectacular show seems to have bit the dust

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

V&A will display Sistine Chapel masterworks

Unlike their English counterparts, Scottish pilgrims will not be paying a fee for transport costs

Raphael tapestries hung in the Sistine Chapel (Photo: Vatican Museums)

Yesterday, for the first time since 1983, the Vatican hung the tapestries on the walls of the Sistine Chapel where they are thought to have originally been located

Pope Benedict XVI will be welcomed by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh on Thursday, September 16

Archbishop Nichols and Lord Patten both say it will have a profound, lasting effect on British society

Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on Sunday (Photo: PA)

Lay people and priests will have to pay £10 or £25 in order to attend big outdoor events in England

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

Pope Benedict pictured with the Latin Patriarch (far right)

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