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Quotes of the week

31 May 2024

Striking sayings or writings from the past few days. Readers’ contributions welcome


It is a weapon requiring no training, no investment, and it is deployed globally

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, on the use of sexual violence in warfare, The Sunday Times, 26 May


As he has said on various occasions, in the Church there is space for all, for all! No one is useless, no one is superfluous, there is space for all

Spokesman for Pope Francis, in an apology for the Pope’s use of the word frociaggine in a complaint about homosexual behaviour in seminaries, 28 May


Little wonder our nation is suffering: 5 PMs in 10 years, 16 housing ministers in 13 years, 7 Home Secretaries in 10 years, 7 Foreign Secretaries in 10 years, 10 Environment Ministers in 10 years, 10 Education ministers in 10 years

Bev Mason, Bishop of Warrington, X/Twitter, 26 May


In one ear I can hear the Terminator saying “give me your clothes”. In the other ear, the Borg adding my theological distinctiveness to their own. Might free up Saturdays though

Simon Burton-Jones, Bishop of Tonbridge, assessing an AI sermon in the style of Simon Burton-Jones, X/Twitter, 28 May


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