✣ January 17, 2020

News&analysis 3 Leader 6 Week in review A guide to the past seven days 8 World news map 10 The Vatican 11 Britain 12 The US 14 The rest of the world

Comment & features 15 Diary Harry Mount praises a pub where phones are banned 16 COVER STORY Middle East tensions threaten the future of Christianity in Iraq 19 CC Pecknold In the face of legal challenges, Planned Parenthood is worried 20 Jonathan Wright The Ku Klux Klan were antiCatholic from the start 21 Mantas Adomėnas Lithuanians are outraged by an incident on the Hill of Crosses 22 Dan Hitchens Terrence Malick’s new film doesn’t quite capture the martyr who refused to fight for Hitler 25 Mary Kenny Sir Roger Scruton was the true heir to Edmund Burke

Pope Francis urges Europe to recover its soul p10

Sir Roger Scruton: the rich legacy of a philosopher and a gentleman p7

Sharon Stone’s surprise cameo in TV’s The New Pope p28

Back pages 24 Image of the Week Cattle cross, Bankston, Iowa 27 Letters & emails No cause for despair on sex education; recovering the Penny Catechism 28 Arts Will Gore says The New Pope is not to be confused with the recent, and inferior, film 31 Books David Platzer on a road trip across battered Eastern Europe 34 Life & Soul Diary of a city priest; How to … be a Coeliac Catholic 35 Crossword Heretic of the week 36 Charterhouse The old approach to Confirmation no longer works, says Andrew M Brown 39 The Last Word St Thérèse’s ‘little way’ is about doing humble, hidden things, says Fr Ronald Rolheiser Cover: The heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, Iraq (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images)

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