Media Centre

Daily Media Briefing 31st August

Daily Briefing for Friday 31st August 2012

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Issued at 09.00 by NC

 

Aidan, bishop, missionary, 651

Tomorrow: Giles, hermit, c. 710

 

1.  PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE

Archbishop's Chichester Visitation - interim report published

The interim report for the enquiry into the operation of the diocesan child protection policies in the Diocese of Chichester has today been published. The report was written by Bishop John Gladwin and Chancellor Rupert Bursell QC who were appointed as the Archbishop's commissaries to carry out the enquiry. For further information, see end of briefing or go to: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/2604/archbishops-chichester-visitation-interim-report-published

2. Response to Interim Report of the Archbishop's Chichester Visitation

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, today responded as Chair of the Joint Safeguarding Liaison Group to the Interim Report of the Archbishop's Chichester Visitation. For further information, see end of briefing or got to:  http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2012/08/response-to-interim-report-of-the-archbishops-chichester-visitation.aspx  

3.
PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER

Archbishop's Chichester Visitation - interim report published

The interim report for the enquiry into the operation of the diocesan child protection policies in the Diocese of Chichester has today been published by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The report was written by Bishop John Gladwin and Chancellor Rupert Bursell QC who were appointed as the Archbishop's commissaries to carry out the enquiry. http://www.diochi.org.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.story&newsid=355&view=current


4.
Today's press coverage

Guard p8, Times p13, Mail p11, Tel p6, Ind p23, Sun p2, BBC Online

Coverage of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Visitation report on safeguarding in the diocese of Chichester.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/31/child-sex-abuse-chichester-church?newsfeed=true

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-19431103

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195989/Archbishop-Canterbury-apologises-sexual-abuse-boys-Diocese-Chichester.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3523214.ece

Tel, Sun and Ind - no online links

Times p13

Reports a "backlash from parishioners" against the Roman Catholic's stand against same-sex marriage legislation in Scotland.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article3523661.ece

Mirror p18

Reports that the first Catholic free secondary school, funded directly by the Government in Camborne Cornwall, says it would "welcome" gay students.

Mirror - no online link 

Guard p24 & 26, Times p35, Tel p31

Reports that Rimsha Masih, the Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy, failed to gain release from prison when accusers' lawyer successfully queried a doctor's report that she is a minor.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article3522743.ece

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/30/pakistan-blasphemy-case-muslims-law

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9510971/Christian-girl-accused-of-burning-Koran-remanded-in-prison.html

Letters

Times p27 M Collins

No whips, PM - Same-sex marriage

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3523274.ece

Ind p16 Len Hollingsworth, Peter Smith

Hitler and Christianity.

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/letters/letters-on-the-brink-of-climate-crisis-8096827.html

 

Ends