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A candle is lit in Westminster Cathedral before the Requiem Mass for Prince Philip 31

COLUMNS

Christopher Howse’s Notebook ‘From 1967, Princess Alice, still dressed as a nun, lived in Buckingham Palace’ / 11

Sara Maitland ‘I do not believe as Catholics we should be an exception to rules designed for safety’ / 13

REGULARS Word from the Cloisters 16 Puzzles 16 Letters 17 The Living Spirit 18

CONTENTS 17 APRIL 2021 // VOL 275 NO. 9398

FEATURES

4 / The return of dignity Labour is missing a big idea. Could the Catholic understanding of the dignity of work supply the solution? / BY JON CRUDDAS

6 / A good Catholic in his own way Hans Küng, who died on 6 April at the age of 93, was one of the most influential

Catholic theologians of the twentieth century / BY MICHAEL WALSH

7 / ‘We will never see his like again’ Küng’s influence in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue was broad and deep, says an Anglican bishop / BY NICK BAINES

8 / ‘Openness, deep hope, happiness and warmth’

A theologian remembers Küng’s friendship, humanity,

truthfulness and vision / BY URSULA KING 9 / Prince Philip: liege man of life and limb He was duty and honour-bound to always defer to the monarch, but would carve out a role that expressed his energy, enthusiasms and faith / BY CATHERINE PEPINSTER

12 / Coming home from Emmaus The two disciples fleeing Jerusalem after Jesus’ ignominious execution felt disappointed and let down / BY TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE

14 / Toying with the moth-eaten brocade Philip Larkin’s interest in religion may have been a thing of props, as a priest who knew him said, but it is organically inside his poetry / BY JOHN SUTHERLAND

NEWS

25 / The Church in the World / News briefing 26 / Lebanon PM-designate to meet Pope Francis

28 / View from Rome 29 / News from Britain and Ireland / News briefing 30 / Police ‘regret’ Good Friday raid on Polish church

COVER: JAN MATEJKO, THE ASTRONOMER COPERNICUS, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD (1873). THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, KRAKOW. PHOTO BY GRZEGORZ ZYGIER

BOOKS / PAGE 19

John Cottingham Taking God Seriously: Two Different Voices BRIAN DAVIES AND MICHAEL RUSE Fiona Sampson Philip Roth: The Biography BLAKE BAILEY Katherine Backler The Wild Track: Adopting, Mothering, Belonging MARGARET REYNOLDS Mary Emma Adams London, Burning ANTHONY QUINN

ARTS / PAGE 22

Painting Jan Matejko LAURA GASCOIGNE Cinema Promising Young Woman ISABELLE GREY Theatre Romeo & Juliet MARK LAWSON Television Shtisel LUCY LETHBRIDGE

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