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20 MARCH 2010

FEATURES

14 ANN WROE

‘Ideally, I like a book to be pristine, like a field of snow’

16 CHRISTOPHER HOWSE’S

PRESSWATCH ‘The possession of a few grains of incense may become an imprisonable offence’

17 LISTEN TO THE WORD 18 PARISH PRACTICE 19 NOTEBOOK 20 LETTERS 21 LIVING SPIRIT 22 PUZZLES

BOOKS

23 ROBERT CARVER

Chopin: prince of the Romantics Adam Zamoyski

ISABEL QUIGLY The Life of Irène Némirovsky Olivier Philipponnat and Patrick Lienhardt

ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH Cold Snap Francis King

ARTS

27 FEATURE

Laura Gascoigne Paul Nash

MUSIC Brian Morton Sacred Music

TELEVISION John Morrish Dispatches: Children of Gaza

THEATRE Mark Lawson Love Never Dies

■ LEGACY OF ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO

4 Saint in all but name José Henríquez

The Church has yet to declare him a saint, but 30 years after Romero’s assassination, many in El Salvador believe in his sanctity

6 Curse of El Dorado Sarah Mac Donald

Clashes over gold mining threaten to turn the clock back to the time of repression. Can El Salvador’s president stop a return to violence?

8 Solidarity made simple Elena Curti

Fr Peter O’Neill was one of many priests and Religious in Latin America inspired by Romero’s example as a champion of the poor

9 So much we can do together Gordon Brown

People should welcome the Pope to Britain, a country where religion has a key role to play in public life, says the Prime Minister

10 The poor are not the priority Jonathan Luxmoore

The gap between rich and poor is growing wider in Poland, yet the Church is building basilicas. Has it lost sight of what matters?

12 Too little, too late?

The curial official responsible for investigating abuse cases, Mgr Charles Scicluna, talks to Gianni Cardinale about Rome’s response

13 Reap the harvest with joy Tom Wright

The Anglican Bishop of Durham continues his series of Lent meditations with a reflection on Psalm 125

31 THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD

Church battles with ‘tsunami’ of abuse allegations 36 NEWS FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND

The Queen formally announces Pope’s visit to Britain

COVER: A RALLY IN SAN SALVADOR IN 2009 MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP ROMERO.

PHOTO: LUIS GALDAMEZ, REUTERS

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