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Gerard Russell on what Francis hopes to achieve in Egypt

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Rod Dreher, the author of The Benedict Option talks to Michael Duggan

Jacob Phillips on the grime artist with a mystical side

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Will Ireland follow the British route on abortion? asks Dan Hitchens

David Alton shares the lessons from history for Theresa May’s campaign

Constance Watson wonders if merging rural parishes the answer to empty pews?

Fr Raymond de Souza on what the Church owes to the Franciscans

Evan Simpkins on wild boars and an earthquake on a 200-mile pilgrimage

Colin Brazier thinks anxious teenage girls need siblings

Mary Kenny on Russia’s unholy persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Carl E Olson praises a field guide to Catholic theology

Pastor Iuventus is moved by spending Eastertide in a cloister

Michael Tugendhat compares Brexit to Ireland in 1922

Consider becoming a ‘holy beggar’ when you retire, suggests Fr Ronald Rolheiser

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