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Works were donated to the Vatican by Matisse’s son

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

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