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Archbishop Mennini says ‘we must not lose hope in dialogue’ with the secular world

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Or is it still possible to work constructively with a secular Government?

Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

His view contrasts with those of Dr Rowan Williams, who this week described the Big Society as a ‘painfully stale slogan’

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Our bishops are generally holy men. But we ought to distinguish between private piety and the public office