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What’s inside this week’s magazine?

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The full horror of communist persecution is only just coming to light, says Jonathan Luxmoore

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Watch out, says Fr Raymond de Souza: sometimes mercy can hurt

Edward Short reviews an admirable defence of the historicity of the Resurrection

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Dan Hitchens on why it’s so hard to get Orthodox leaders in one room

Julian Fellowes tells Jill, Duchess of Hamilton about making the House of Lords more ecumenical

Ann Widdecombe regrets the loss of yet another parish priest

Michael Duggan on the unexpected kinship between Christopher Dawson and Patrick Leigh Fermor

Jack Scarisbrick on why Queen Elizabeth is our most sincere Christian monarch since the Stuarts

Bishop John Sherrington says our most effective weapon against abortion may be a sense of wonder

Mary Kenny argues that Muhammad Ali saved the sport of boxing

Tim Stanley on Top Gear’s life after Jeremy Clarkson

Jonathan Wright asks whether CS Lewis’s ‘Mere Christianity’ is bit too cosy

Pastor Iuventus revisits the chapel where he struggled with his vocation

Piers Paul Read pays tribute to his late friend Hugo Young, the Guardian’s staunch defender of the EU

Fr Ronald Rolheiser on what we get wrong about Christianity and suffering