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Iranians find freedom in Christianity

Bill Bowder meets an Iranian chaplain working in the UK

ON TRINITY SUNDAY, in St George’s, Newtown, Birmingham, an Iranian man stood up to sing unaccompanied, the oil of chrism still fresh on his forehead from his confirmation. His voice was filled with the sweetness of his first communion, which he had received moments before, with 17 other candidates from many nations. Few were English-born.

As the rest of the congregation went forward to the communion rail, he lifted up his voice in Farsi. The lilting sounds of the Middle ...

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