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Archbishop Welby meets Vatican cricket team ahead of historic match

Match to be played between St Peter’s Cricket Club and Church of England XI in September

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Cardinal Pell: Ashes revenge is sweet

‘Turn the other cheek doesn’t quite fit the England–Australia battle,’ says Australian cardinal

Canterbury and Rome prepare for cricketing showdown

Church of England to take on Vatican team at Lord’s

Cricket Australia is still very lofty about ‘The Spirit of Cricket’. After their team’s loutish pleasure in humiliating England, they have a nerve

The Australian captain told one English player to ‘get ready for a broken arm’. Is this really what the Ashes is all about now?

Howzat! Vatican to found its own cricket club

Following its football tournament, Rome will soon hear the sound of willow on leather

We should boycott Pakistan’s cricket team over the horrific persecution of Christians

Breaking off sporting links with Pakistan would signal our displeasure at the way it treats minorities

Test match cricket approaches the profundities otherwise attained only by great literature, even by religion itself. Why does it happen so rarely?

Of course it doesn’t quite achieve what only a religious understanding can deliver: all the same, nearly all human life is there

Is it wrong to see a spiritual dimension in the unfolding drama of the Ashes?

After all, the mighty are being put down from their seats and the humble exalted

‘Fear not,’ Gooch tells pupil at Catholic school

Cricket star Graham Gooch inspires students at St Joseph’s College, Stock-on-Trent