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The chalice and the sword of division

From Mr Paul Velluet

Sir, — Bill Bowder’s report “Chalice is returning to the people” (News, 18 September) and the updated report carried on your website raise many significant issues. Not least of them is the extraordinary divergence in policy and practice experienced by the laity across the country in relation to the “temporary” measures commended by diocesan bishops concerning the H1N1 influenza ...

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