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Paul Vallely: Wickedness can be incarnate, too

We are too easily influenced and too ready to judge, says Paul Vallely

Consider the faces of Jane Connor and Tania Nicol as they look out from the pages of our newspapers. The first is the woman convicted of murdering the parents of a girl her daughter had bullied at school. The second is one of the prostitutes murdered in Ipswich in recent days. They are palimpsests on which we may inscribe our prejudices.

Many commentators have made much of society’s ambivalent ...

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Tue 25 Nov 14 @ 13:39
Pope Francis addresses Parliament of "aged and weary" Europe - @GavinDrake reports for us from Strasbourg http://t.co/KFpO66E1Ls

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