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Faith, hope and comedy on long spiritual journeys | Letters
Letters: Rev Trevor Smith on being ‘born again’ and Rt Rev John Saxbee on how faith can be fanned into a flame. Plus letters from Rev Dr Clive Barrett, Fr Alec Mitchell and Harold Mozley


27, Sep, 2022 @3:44 PM

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Rich pickings for food bank users | Brief letters
Brief letters: The impact of tax cuts | Trickle-down liturgy | Liz Truss’s PPE degree | Britannia undone | An unpleasant package

26, Sep, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Pope urges Italians to help migrants as far right tipped to win election
Pope said migrants and refugees should be able to ‘live in peace and with dignity’ at open-air mass in Matera

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

25, Sep, 2022 @5:50 PM

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Church of England’s homophobic cruelty risks making it a laughing stock | Letters
Letters: Jayne Ozanne and Geoff Reid on the church’s decision to bar Mpho Tutu van Furth from conducting her late godfather’s funeral


25, Sep, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Church of England bars Desmond Tutu’s daughter from officiating at funeral
Church says same-sex marriage means Mpho Tutu van Furth cannot preside over godfather’s service

Harriet Sherwood

22, Sep, 2022 @3:38 PM

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Catholics outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland for first time
Demographic shift shown in census was expected but will still deliver psychological blow to unionists

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

22, Sep, 2022 @8:48 AM

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Divine comedy: the standup double act who turned to the priesthood
The long read: Josh and Jack used to interrogate life via absurdist jokes and sketches. But the questions they had just kept getting bigger – and led them both to embark upon a profound transformation

Lamorna Ash

22, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Bolsonaro tries red scare tactics in Brazil election by raising spectre of Nicaragua
Brazil’s far-right president claims that leftwing rival Lula will repress clergy like Ortega but so far with little apparent success

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

21, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘We will meet again’: Christian themes at heart of Welby’s funeral sermon
Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon in Westminster Abbey reflected monarch’s role as head of C of E

Harriet Sherwood

19, Sep, 2022 @4:48 PM

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All six living former prime ministers among Queen’s funeral congregation
Liz Truss and Lady Scotland only two politicians to speak at service, giving readings from the Bible

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

19, Sep, 2022 @4:14 PM

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A ritual of life: In mourning the Queen we are confronted with our own mortality
The funeral of Elizabeth II is likely to bring to mind past private losses, much as the Queen Mother’s did for Prince William

Peter Stanford

18, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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King tells faith leaders he has personal ‘duty to protect diversity of our country’
Monarch says he is a ‘committed Anglican Christian’ but his role will involve ‘protecting the space for faith itself’

Caroline Davies

16, Sep, 2022 @6:24 PM

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