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Pope Francis in #ThingsThatAreNotMosques Mix-up

This week, the Pope visited the Blue Mosque in Istanbul… …where he spent a short while in silent prayer alongside his Islamic opposite number, Istanbul’s Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaran All went well, until a minor confusion at the end about … Continue reading

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Assisi to Rome: a polite invitation

A tentative post, because this is something that i feel inspired to do, but at the same time slightly overwhelmed by the enormity of it. Those of you who have no time for anything remotely religious, maybe best to pass … Continue reading

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Friends: a re-dedication

It starts with tears in the bath. Tears, and the comfort of familiar music playing in the background. No alcohol: though later, i might reward myself with a frivolous drink. Limoncello, perhaps. Or campari. My relationship with booze has never … Continue reading

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Pope Trek

Meanwhile, in an engine room, er, chapel, deep beneath St Peters:

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

God, allegedly, works in mysterious ways. Tonight’s elevation of the first ever Pope Francis may just be an example of that. Whether it will be in time to stem the rush from church by many in the west or,on a … Continue reading

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