John Sentamu is surprisingly slight in the flesh - much less substantial than on television. And despite his ready laugh and broad, gap-toothed smile he has an unassuming manner that sits oddly with his status as one of the most charismatic religious leaders Britain has seen for years. When the letter arrived from Downing Street confirming his latest appointment - as Archbishop of York - he was, he says, "genuinely surprised. I was like John McEnroe: 'You cannot be serious!' If I didn't know Tony Blair's handwriting, I would not have believed it." Read the article in full...
Here are some of the articles I've written in recent years.
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