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✣ November ,

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 splendid legacy of Anglo-Saxon Christianity p29

Comment & features 15 Diary Caricaturist John Springs on why he will never draw Nigel Farage 16 COVER STORY Field Marshal Haig, Catholics and ‘the Protestant war ethic’ 19 Fr Raymond de Souza The Jesuit priest who told Moscow to ‘go to hell’ 20 Roy Peachey The brave wartime Chinese diplomat who became a monk 21 Matthew Schmitz Finding the spirit of St Athanasius in Rome 22 Emil Anton Believe it or not, Finland is a great place to be a Catholic 23 Mary Kenny Can you be a Catholic-Buddhist? Boy George thinks so 24 John Pontifex Why the Asia Bibi case has transfixed Pakistan

In moderm Rome. what remains of past centuries? p21

Dolly Parton, the Bible and the vanity of cosmetics p23

Back pages 27 Letters & emails Dismay at the Vatican pact with China; God is, therefore I am 28 Arts Gregory DiPippo sheds new light on Michelangelo’s Pietà 31 Books Don’t mock ‘strange’ medieval devotion, says Rebekah Lamb 34 Spiritual life Discos in the Vatican are a bad idea, says Fr Dominic Allain 35 Crossword 36 Charterhouse Catherine Pepinster on the women who keep Bede company 39 The Last Word We have a false idea of dying, says Fr Ronald Rolheiser Cover: Australian infantry tend the wounded on the morning after the First Battle of Passchendaele

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