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Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris and worshippers in white hard hats at Mass in the Chapel of the Virgin, Notre Dame Cathedral 25

COLUMNS

Melanie McDonagh’s Notebook / 5

Peter Hennessy’s The Lion and the Unicorn / 9

CONTENTS 22 JUNE 2019 // VOL 273 NO. 9307

FEATURES

4 / Building a new Jerusalem Crumbling masonry, huge tax demands and falling congregations have drawn the squabbling Christian communities in Jerusalem together / BY MICHAEL BINYON

6 / The Tablet Interview: Bruce Kent What’s the fuss about a married clergy? The ‘retired’ priest, activist,

and one-time leader of CND talks straight / BY PETER STANFORD

8 / An hour of grace Down Under As Australia’s bishops arrive in Rome for their ad limina visit next week, a forthcoming Plenary Council will be high on their agenda / BY NICK BRODIE

10 / The joy of fulfilment The failings of the Vatican document on ‘gender ideology’ remind us that understanding requires a willingness to reach out / BY NICOLETE BURBACH

13 / The Pope, the populist and the bishops Italy’s deputy prime minister has made provocative comments aimed at Pope

Francis. Does he have any support in the Church? / BY GREGORIO SORGI

Carmody Grey / 12

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

NEWS

23 / The Church in the World / News briefing 24 / Amazon Synod open to ordination of married ‘elders’

26 / View from Rome 2 7 / News from Britain and Ireland / News briefing 28 / Cafod welcomes Pope’s declaration on climate crisis

COVER PHOTO: TOURISTS AT THE TOMB IN THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE IN JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY. CNS, DEBBIE HILL

BOOKS / PAGE 17

Tere s a Morgan The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts KAREN ARMSTRONG Morag MacInnes The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds STEPHEN RUTT Rachel Kelly The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia NATHAN FILER Ian Thomson The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories JHUMPA LAHIRI, ED.

ARTS / PAGE 20

Exhibition Leonardo da Vinci LAURA GASCOIGNE Theatre Anna; Rutherford and Son MARK LAWSON Cinema Inquiring Nuns JOANNA MOORHEAD Television War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita LUCY LETHBRIDGE

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