April 26, 2013 11:26 pm

A thank-you from an Orthodox reader

From Mr Thomas Hutchison McFadden.

Sir, A much belated but by that no less heartfelt word of praise for Charles Clover’s excellent “Putin and the monk” (Life & Arts, January 26). Though a Yank, I am Orthodox (and was privileged to study my faith at Oxford); and I think Mr Clover nailed it. He displayed a sensitivity and sympathy (with just enough little irony) rare among western accounts of the faith, especially as it impacts on eastern Europe.

Best to you all at our Easter (this year May 5).

Thomas Hutchison McFadden, Florence, AZ, US

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