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Pope Francis greets the faithful in Skopje during his visit to North Macedonia and Bulgaria 24

THE

TABLET Special supplement

JEAN VANIER: 1928-2019 8-PAGE SUPPLEMENT

Jean Vanier

1929-2019

‘Everybody is beautiful. Everybody.’ Maggie Fergusson, Rowan Williams and others pay tribute to the founder of L’Arche s1-s8

COLUMN

Melanie McDonagh’s Notebook ‘The devil was so frisky in one young woman that her mother-in-law had to sit on her’ / 9

REGULARS Word from the Cloisters 14 Puzzles 14 Letters 15 The Living Spirit 16 From the Vineyard 30 Glimpses of Eden 30

CONTENTS 11 MAY 2019 // VOL 273 NO. 9301

FEATURES

4 / Church on fire

Pope Francis has become something of a lone voice against right-wing political parties fuelled by anti-migrant, populist nationalism / BY CHRISTOPHER LAMB

6 / Poems to the glory of God The great Australian poet, Les Murray, who died last week at the age of 80, could be generous to young writers learning their craft / BY MICHAEL SYMMONS ROBERTS

8 / ‘The future is bright: I’m convinced of that’ The first of a new series in which six priests share their fears and concerns, their hopes and dreams / BY JOHN GRIFFITHS AND BLANCHE GIROUARD

10 / A vision of the Church ‘as a house with open doors’

The Tablet has always had a close relationship with its readers. We can only flourish with your friendship and support / BY BRENDAN WALSH

11 / Ensure that The Tablet’s voice continues to be heard

The broadcaster and writer, and leading supporter of The Tablet,

asks for your help / BY EDWARD STOURTON

12 / Unfinished business

It is 50 years since Paul VI introduced his revised Roman Missal, incorporating the reforms of the Second Vatican Council / BY JOHN BALDOVIN

NEWS

23 / The Church in the World / News briefing 24 / Francis backs Balkan states over admission to EU

26 / View from Rome 2 7 / News from Britain and Ireland / News briefing

28 / Churches pay tribute to Jean Vanier

COVER PHOTO: L’ARCHE

BOOKS / PAGE 17

Rebecca Willis Underland: A Deep Time Journey ROBERT MACFARLANE Melanie McDonagh The Way We Eat Now BEE WILSON Lucy Popescu Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham JON BLOOMFIELD James Moran Throw Me to the Wolves PATRICK McGUINNESS

ARTS / PAGE 20

Exhibitions Dame Werburg Welch; Women’s Work LAURA GASCOIGNE Theatre Small Island MARK LAWSON Photography Christopher Roche PETER STANFORD Cinema Amazing Grace ANTHONY QUINN

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