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✣ November 8, 2019

News&analysis 5 Leader 8 Week in review A guide to the past seven days 10 World news map 12 The Vatican 13 Britain 14 The US 16 The rest of the world

Comment & features 17 Diary Charlie Hart on bracing winds and cosy hearths in East Anglia 18 COVER STORY Why did a priest refuse to give Communion to Joe Biden? 21 Fr Raymond de Souza Argentina is a rare case: a rich country which became poor 22 Science & faith What’s changed in my lifetime? Almost everything, says Quentin de la Bédoyère 23 Tim Stanley Gorbachev’s gamble on peace 24 Rafe Jennings The winners of the inaugural Catholic Herald Book Awards 27 Mary Kenny The gig economy can be a cruel world for the poorest

Revealed: who threw the Amazon statue into the Tiber p8

One thing mars Ken Loach’s powerful new movie p27

The healing act that appeared to move the Pope to tears p13

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29 Letters & emails Wooden idols and slain priests; countryside Catholicism 30 Arts Benjamin Ivry examines author Julien Green’s unexpurgated diaries 32 Books Michael Duggan looks at the successes of failures of the Church amid modernity 36 Life & Soul Diary of a city priest; How to … pray for the dead 37 Crossword Heretic of the week 38 Charterhouse Philip Pullman may yet make his peace with Christianity, says Melanie McDonagh 41 The Last Word Fr Ronald Rolheiser on life and death Cover: Getty

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