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Even the tiniest Lenten sacrifice is valuable

'Penance is a pause amid the rush of consumerism and competitive roar of today’s society' (PA)

There was a time when the concept of penance was widely understood but society has changed

Sceptical about overseas aid? The Woreda 1 slum in Ethiopia will change your mind

Ann Widdecombe with Hegeno Lerenso, front, and Welde, left

People with leprosy live there in the worst conditions imaginable, pushed to the fringes of society