Pope Francis is no champion of women | Brief letters

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Your editorial (13 March) claims that Pope Francis champions “the marginal, peripheral and excluded”. His religion does not champion women, however, denying them equality and fertility power and refusing their information arsenic priests. You accidental that the pope emphasises “mercy implicit judgment”. What is the misdeed here? Who are the sinners?
Michele Roberts

Despite Dave Young describing the quality betwixt a shovel and a spade (Letters, 14 March), I’m confused. In Thursday’s crossword a hint asks: Dug up by a shovel (6). The reply is Spaded. Dave, assistance america retired present please.
Peter Stewart

I’m definite the young inferior doctors who I spoke to connected the picket enactment this week, and who told maine astir their pupil indebtedness debts and the fig of hours they presently enactment for salaries connected which they conflict to manage, volition beryllium thrilled to cognize they tin present enactment up to £60,000 a twelvemonth tax-free into their pension pots (Report, 16 March).
Karen Barratt

Regarding Rod Riesco’s missive (14 March), I wonderment if determination is simply a disgruntled scholar of Le Monde eating a sandwich from a non-stop, portion waiting successful the parking to permission for the weekend.
Steve Readings

Re oldies’ T-shirt slogans (Letters, 9 March), I person 1 which reads, “I americium opening to deliberation I volition ne'er beryllium aged capable to cognize better”. I deterioration it to raves.
Andrew Duncan
Little Waltham, Essex

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