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Faith and politics: lessons from America?

By Mike Ion  

The Pope’s visit was, perhaps not too surprisingly, met with a significant degree of cynicism and suspicion here in Britain—particularly by those on the left. This was in large part due to a deep-seated unwillingness of many left-wing politicians and social commentators to acknowledge the power of faith in people’s lives. Yet the visit of Benedict XVI may well end up prompting those who espouse a so-called “progressive” political agenda to debate just how to reconcile…

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