Jill, Duchess of Hamilton

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Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk received death threats when he spoke up for Turkey’s religious minorities. On a visit to London, he explains why he won’t be silenced

What matters is not so much the precise spot of Jesus’s baptism, but rather the importance of the whole ritual