26 November 2011
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Voices from a quiet Church
Japanese Catholics consider the troubled history of the faith in their country ahead of Pope Francis’ visit next year / by Lucy Alexander
Songs of simplicity
The writer of a new portrait in song of St Francis explains why she chose the style of the medieval troubadours / by Ann Wroe
Lost ideal of a nation ravaged by zealots
A journalist who first visited Pakistan 50 years ago describes the descent of a potentially rich country into the chaos of mob rule / by Kevin Rafferty
Melanie McDonagh’s Notebook
‘Young people have plainly got a taste for a showdown between good and evil’