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News&analysis 6 Week in review A guide to the past seven days 8 World news map 10 The Vatican 11 Britain 12 The US 14 The rest of the world

The Royal Wedding revealed British church architecture in all its glory p15

Comment & features 15 Diary Harry Mount had to watch Bishop Curry’s Royal Wedding sermon through splayed fingers 16 COVER STORY Sohrab Ahmari tells how his dying Iranian grandmother drew comfort from Mary and Benedict 19 Fr Raymond de Souza When Francis picks cardinals it’s even a surprise for the Vatican 20 Philip Booth How should the Church respond to the growth of cryptocurrencies? 21 Matthew Schmitz Sunday rest is increasingly the privilege of the wealthy elite 22 Chapter & Verse Allan Massie on the Edwardian charm of Compton Mackenzie 23 Mary Kenny Have diversity and equality really come to Windsor? 24 Nana Anto-Awuakye Families describe their life in the shadow of Boko Haram

Archbishop Chaput on a poignant and intimate new papal documentary p29

Tom Wolfe: the man who made literature fun p28

Back pages 27 Letters & emails Catholics and ‘bad history’; advice for boring priests 28 Arts Freddy Gray relives the day when Tom Wolfe rejected him 30 Books Gerald Russello asks if Pope Francis is leading the Church into crisis 34 Spiritual life Pastor Iuventus on the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church 35 Crossword 36 Charterhouse Fr David Palmer recalls his former life as a Hindu 39 The Last Word Fr Ronald Rolheiser on death, God and theology Cover: Getty

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