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Recusant and taxidermist Charles Waterton 30

Roxanna Panufnik, composer of The Tablet’s anniversary motet 10

New recruits to the Swiss Guard prepare for their swearing-in ceremony 48


Clifford Longley ‘Protestant destiny and working-class solidarity no longer cement the Union’ / 5


Great Catholics 37 Puzzles 37 Notebook 38 Letters 39 The Living Spirit 40


Siobhán Garrigan The Francis miracle: inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church JOHN L. ALLEN, JR



Art Venice Biennale LAURA GASCOIGNE

Theatre The Audience; Gypsy MARK LAWSON

Cinema Clouds of Sils Maria FRANCINE STOCK

CONTENTS 16 MAY 2015 // VOL 269 NO. 9100


4 / Man with a mandate - but not a free hand With a small Commons majority, the newly re-elected Prime Minister faces a challenging term ahead BY JULIA LANGDON

The Tablet first appeared on 16 May 1840, and has been in continuous publication ever since. This edition marks that anniversary

6 / Where character counts Our survey of religious leaders reveals how the public perceives them / BY LINDA WOODHEAD

7 / Bestriding the world Why the Pope has emerged as a global celebrity for the twentyfirst century BY CATHERINE PEPINSTER

10 / Classically modern Composer Roxanna Panufnik talks to The Tablet BY BRENDAN McCARTHY

12 / ‘This is the time of mercy’ The Archbishop of Vienna introduces the Jubilee Year of Mercy BY CHRISTOPH SCHÖNBORN

15 / The top 100 The Tablet’s rankings of Catholics in public life in 2015

Catholicism’s tribes 26 / 1: Into outstretched arms The first of three articles on Catholics in Britain looks at migrants / BY PETER STANFORD

22 / 2: Joined-up thinking Britain’s converts and their journeys to the Church BY ROBIN BAIRD-SMITH

30 / 3: Through thick and thin The families who refused to give up their faith during the Reformation BY EDWARD STOURTON

32 / Conscience that would not be silenced How one priest spoke out against the Nazis, with The Tablet as his inspiration BY CHRISTA PONGRATZ-LIPPITT

34 / Our man in Mexico Graham Greene used The Tablet as a forum for his works in progress BY IAN THOMSON

34 / A village ‘saint’ An extract from a travel memoir, first published in this journal BY GRAHAM GREENE

36 / Furrows for the seeds of truth The dilemmas of Catholic journalism: truth or loyalty? BY DANIEL O’LEARY

47 / Ladies in White leader casts doubt on Castro’s sincerity 48 / The Church in the World ‘Francis effect’ boosts aid charity 51 / News from Britain and Ireland Scottish faithful desert Labour


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