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Pope visits Assisi on feast of St Francis – as it happened

Minute-by-minute coverage of the historic visit to the birthplace of St Francis

Some think it ironic that pugnacious Mrs Thatcher should pray for harmony. But she was closer to St Francis than you may think.

She believed also in truth, in faith, and in hope where there was despair; and she prayed for these things, too.

Don’t believe what you’ve read about Cardinal Martini’s last interview

The cardinal was calling for a religious revival, not for the abolition of unpopular Church teachings