Dozens of readers this week have begged me for a refresher on papal etiquette. I live to serve.

When writing to the Pope you should address your letter to His Holiness Pope Francis, The Episcopal Palace, Vatican City. A postcode is unnecessary. The letter itself should begin with the words Your Holiness. (Dear Your Holiness is considered impertinent and the Pope is unlikely to reply.)

Should you have the good fortune to meet the Pope there are several things to remember. First when he enters a room you should applaud. This is done by clapping. If you are holding a

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