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John Wilson invoked Oscar Romero in his installation as Archbishop of Southwark 28

COLUMN

Melanie McDonagh’s Notebook ‘If laypeople are to be permitted to preach, then they should be biblical scholars’ / 5

Dawn Foster ‘Religion and politics are slowly drifting apart in Britain’ / 7

REGULARS Word from the Cloisters 14 Puzzles 14 Letters 15 The Living Spirit 16

CONTENTS 3 AUGUST 2019 // VOL 273 NO. 9313

FEATURES

4 / Theology in transition A leading feminist theologian learns from the young of the Balkans, where communities still reel from dictatorship and war / BY TINA BEATTIE

6 / Face to face with London’s cleaners An exhibition of elegant photographic portraits captures the charm and resilience of the migrant army keeping the City’s workspaces tidy / BY MAGDALEN EVANS

8 / The Tablet Interview: Richard Holloway The former Bishop of Edinburgh reveals he still hears the whisper of the transcendent despite losing his faith / BY MAGGIE FERGUSSON

10 / Habits of the heart In one of Europe’s most Catholic countries, all is not well in the Church that once defined the Polish nation / BY MARTA KWASNICKA

13 / The battle for Muslim Europe Can President Erdogan of Turkey still exert a strong influence over radical

Islam after his recent electoral defeat in Istanbul? / BY IVOR ROBERTS

NEWS

23 / The Church in the World / News briefing 24 / ‘Extensive violent abuse’ at leading choir school

26 / View from Jerusalem 2 7 / News from Britain and Ireland / News briefing 28 / Archbishop of Southwark takes Romero as model

30 / Obituary: Cardinal Jaime Ortega

COVER PHOTO: PA/SIPA, ARTUR WIDAK

BOOKS / PAGE 17

Kevin Rafferty The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un ANNA FIFIELD Penelope Lively Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia with Pushkin and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age SARA WHEELER Lindsay Duguid Shadowplay JOSEPH O’CONNOR

ARTS / PAGE 20

Th eatre Edinburgh Festival Fringe preview MARK LAWSON Television I Am Kirsty LUCY LETHBRIDGE Opera Il segreto di Susanna/Iolanta ALXANDRA COGHLAN Radio David Cannadine: On Crossing the Religious Divide D.J. TAYLOR

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