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I feel for my Jewish friends

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

‘So what you’re telling me,’ said the priest to the builder boyfriend, ‘is that you were brought up by Irish tinkers, moving from place to place, and have no idea whether or where you were baptised or confirmed?’

‘And you,’ he said, turning his gaze to me, ‘think your confirmation was done by the Pope at Coventry airport on his official visit to Britain in 1982, but it was a hot day and you fainted so you’re not sure if you got to the stage or were carried away?’

With their attempt to spread plant-based living in a cattle-rearing society, this lot...

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