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A life devoted to the homeless

Abbé Pierre, the French priest who founded the international Emmaus Movement of communities to help the destitute, died on Monday, aged 94. One freezing night in February 1954, he made a radio appeal on behalf of the thousands of homeless which prompted a national response in donations and the building of temporary homes. He pressed for secure tenancies, and was voted one of France’s most popular men. President Chirac and other politicians are expected to attend his funeral today ...

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Diocese of Oxford Archdeaconry of Berkshire - Deanery of Newbury The Bishop of Reading seeks to appoint a VICAR for St. Mary the Virgin, Greenham Greenham is a single parish benefice on the sou...  Read More

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An angry voice and a tear

An angry voice and a tear

Sinéad O'Connor headlines at the Greenbelt Festival this Sunday, despite her very public history of animosity against the Roman Catholic Church. Is she a troublemaker, a publicity-seeker, or a prophet? Cole Moreton makes an evaluation  Read More

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Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

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