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Hope amid horror in Lampedusa

BEFORE we travelled to Lampedusa, I thought that I knew a lot about the situation facing refugees travelling through Africa and on to Europe across the Mediterranean.

Enjoy your Easter eggs, but remember why we eat them - and it's nothing to do with bunnies

MENTION Easter and what is the first thing you think of? The loving sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, dying for our sins on the cross of Calvary and His glorious resurrection on the third day? A recent survey showed that 30 per cent of children thought Easter celebrated the birthday of the Easter Bunny - which is hardly surprising given the ongoing commercialisation of Easter and how the traditional symbolism that has been associated with this greatest of Christian festivals has been subsumed by the world around us.

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