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Visitors walk on the spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums (CNS)

A night to forget at Vatican Museums

Closed galleries and poor lighting make an evening trip to the Vatican Museums an uninspiring experience

Raphael’s Transfiguration

Great Catholic art lifts the heart, mind and soul up to where God is

A Coptic pilgrim holds a candle at Mar Girgis Monastery, near Luxor (AP)

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Melozzo da Forli greatly influenced Raphael and Michelangelo

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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The exhumed body of Padre Pio lies in the crypt of the saint's shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo in 2008 (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads 10/08/10

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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

V&A will display Sistine Chapel masterworks

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