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Interview: Sister Monica Tywang, community worker, Notting Hill Carnival

by Rachel Harden

A habit is just that, a habit. It is what people expect me to wear, and I do sometimes wear it if I need to be identified easily, but it is not what makes the person. I tend to wear casual clothes with a cross around my neck. At the Carnival everyone knows me, anyway, as I have been around for so long.

The late Cardinal Hume is responsible for my involvement in the Carnival. When I was working in London, he asked my congregation to release ...

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