The town of Lewes in Sussex, England, still has a traditional bonfire where they burn an effigy of the Pope. This custom used to be commonplace across England on 5 November –Guy Fawkes Night. Lots of towns still have bonfires and fireworks, but Lewes is one of the few towns that keeps the full fire burning.

The parish priest (an Anglican convert) of Lewes has started an initiative called ‘Know Popery’ in response to this barbaric custom. Fr. Richard Biggerstaff is a friend of mine. He’s very bright and this witty riposte is typical. You can read about it here.