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Far worse than gilding the lily

Sir, — I find it sad that in a world full of starving, homeless people, who are dependent on the financial generosity of those who live in comfort and peace, Coventry Cathedral chooses to renovate its famous Cross of Nails by covering it with 24-carat gold ( News, 27 August).

 

The Church has far too many bejewelled representations of the unconditional love of God as seen in the Cross of Christ floating around the many liturgical processions. Is it absolutely necessary to gild a Cross of Nails with 24-carat gold?

 

DAVID REDROBE

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North Somercotes

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