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You Are Peter

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As Pope Benedict came to Britain in September, the Sistine Chapel also paid a visit, in the form of Raphael's tapestries and cartoons telling stories from the gospels. Pictured here is the papal favourite, Christ's commission to Peter. 'On this rock I shall build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.' Protestant reinterpretations of the saying have included the idea that Christ changed subject halfway through the sentence and was talking about a literal rock.  On display at the Victoria & Albert Museum until 17 October.