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On Thursday Pope Francis will have completed a year as Bishop of Rome, a year in which he has begun to transform the Church. But be in no doubt, argues our Rome correspondent, of just how wide and how deep go his aims for change
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In what has become an annual event, the parish of Discoed on the Welsh borders commissions an exhibition reflecting on Lent. This year’s theme is Christ’s 40 days in the desert
Champions of the inter-war stories of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, born 1881, praise their insight and style. Max Ophüls made what is possibly his most rapturous film, Letter from an Unknown Woman, from Zweig’s novella of a woman who yearns at length (and distance) for a concert pianist.
Tired of London? Not exactly, but it is possible for those outside the capital to tire of hearing about it, its global fame, its glamour and its apparently unstoppable economic success. It sometimes seems as if Britain is in danger of being a rich megalopolis with a poor country attached...
Asurprising void exists in our knowledge of Handel: we haven’t the faintest idea whether he had a love life of any description. Nonetheless, he wrote some of the most sincere music of the heart ever made, and in Rodelinda, premiered in 1725 when he was 39
Edward Stourton opened his three-part examination (26 February-12 March) of the most significant event in modern Chinese history poised halfway between the old China and the new.