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Adrift between earth and heaven

Paul Vallely

by Paul Vallely

Posted: 05 Dec 2014 @ 12:11

Sometimes we need help to see ourselves as others see us, says Paul Vallely

THERE was an interesting contrast between the way Pope Francis spoke to the Muslims of the world, during his visit to Turkey this week, and the way he spoke to the politicians of Europe, lamenting that our continent has lost something integral to the vision of human dignity on which our common culture claims to be based.

In Istanbul, he moved with diplomatic delicacy. The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had wagged a finger, with a warning that Islamic extremist groups were ...

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