Letter: Latin lover

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The Independent Online
Sir: Paul Vallely implies that those who want Latin and incense in their worship are intransigent conservatives. I like Latin in my worship and English too if it is good English. I also like the use of the ancient symbol of worship called incense. Basil Hume said "every liturgy should have dignity, order, beauty, an awareness of the presence of God." Latin and incense help to provide these along with other languages and sacramentals. Liking them has nothing to do with being conservative or progressive.

LAWRENCE SCOON

Workington, Cumbria

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