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London Bridge terror attack hero Ignacio Echeverría is remembered in a mural in his home town in Spain 28


Christopher Howse’s Notebook ‘Part of the attraction of the Ukrainian cathedral to me is its strangeness’ / 7

CONTENTS 21 JANUARY 2023 // VOL 277 NO. 9486


4 / The boxer’s son

Right up to his death earlier this month, Australia’s combative cardinal appeared determined to reverse the reforms of Pope Francis / BY FRANK BRENNAN

6 / Finding Thérèse

Sharper and funnier than we have been allowed to believe, the “Little Flower”,

St Thérèse of Lisieux, was born 150 years ago this month / BY SALLY READ

8 / The Tablet Interview: Edward Stourton The broadcaster talks of being torn between affection for the Benedictine monks who taught him and horror at how some of them behaved / BY PETER STANFORD

12 / Loosening the ties that bind A formula to hold the Anglican Communion together could jeopardise dialogue between the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Churches / BY ANTHONY CURRER

ARTS / PAGE 17 Theatre A Little Life MARK LAWSON Cinema The Fabelmans ISABELLE GREY Television How to Live to 100 LUCY LETHBRIDGE Radio Playing the Prince D.J. TAYLOR

Anne Booth ‘Priests in Ireland said to step through the door of a Protestant church was a mortal sin’ / 10

REGULARS Letters 14 The Living Spirit 15 Word from the Cloisters 16 Puzzles 16


23 / The Church in the World / News briefing 24 / World’s youngest nation prepares for Pope’s visit

26 / View from Rome 27 / News from Britain and Ireland / News briefing 28 / London Bridge skateboard hero on path to sainthood

30 / Obituary / Lord Camoys



Lucy Beckett Bloodbath Nation PAUL AUSTER John McGill Toy Fights: A Boyhood DON PATERSON Fred Kelly Religion & the Rise of Sport in England HUGH MCLEOD A.N. Wilson on crime to warm the cockles

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