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Pope receives helmet from Norfolk policeman 

A Norfolk Policeman presented a Metropolitan Police helmet to Pope Francis when the pair met during a pilgrimage to Rome last week.

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Catholic Police Guild chairman Andrew Nattrass, a serving Norfolk officer, went on the pilgrimage to Rome during the last week in May with 30 other Guild members.
 
The trip was one of many events being organised this year to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of The Catholic Police Guild.
 
Pictured right is Andrew Nattrass handing a Metropolitan Police helmet to Pope Francis witnessed by the Guild's chaplain, Rev Father Barry Lomax.
 
Father Lomax in turn presented the Pope with a copy of the Guild's prayer, beautifully illuminated on behalf of the Guild by Sister Elizabeth (OSB) and Sister Bede (OSB) of St Cecilia's Abbey, Isle of Wight.
 
Andrew said: “I said to Pope Francis, ‘Holy Father, a British Police Officer's helmet, a gift for you from the Catholic Police Guild of England and Wales.’ He replied: ‘Thank you very much’."
 

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