Take a pew

By Ted Ronayne In Travel

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18th April, 2011
I started attending church in foreign cities after reading about Heinrich Schliemann, the discoverer of Troy, who honed his 14 languages listening to church services. Unfortunately, I have yet to find Schliemann’s linguistic cornucopia, but I have learnt a lot about foreign culture. Recently, I joined a trickle of locals heading for the Sunday evening service in France’s Nîmes Cathedral of Notre-Dame and St Castors. At the battered green doors, a young priest remonstrated with a gaunt, unshaven ...

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