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Daily Media Briefing 30 October

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office
 

Daily Briefing for Tuesday 30th October 2012 

Issued at 08.30 by NC

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Tomorrow: Martin Luther, reformer, 1546

1.  PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE

Mark Russell - Women Bishops: Enough Waiting

In urging General Synod members to back the new women bishops legislation when it returns to debate next month, Mark Russell, Chief Executive of Church Army, says that it is 'right that we've taken this time; right that we've listened to so many different voices, right that we've taken care over the wording of the legislation.  But I believe now is the time for us to make a decision, and to make a positive decision.'  For further information, see end of briefing or go to: 2. PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE

Bishop of Worcester - Women Bishops: Enough Waiting

In a new video message about the legislation for women bishops in the Church of England, The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Revd Dr John Inge, speaks of his hopes and prayers that members of General Synod will vote in favour of the legislation in November as 'it doesn't seem to me to make any sort of theological sense for women to be enabled only to minister as priests and not bishops'  For further information, see end of briefing or go to:


2. Today's press coverage
Times p23

Reports of the diocese commission proposals for the creation of the "diocese and bishopric of Leeds".

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3583582.ece

Times p2

Editorial under the strapline: "The Anglican tradition is a rich civic resource; a new Archbishop of Canterbury will squander its influence if he pits the Church against modernity".

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/leaders/article3583667.ece

Ind p5, Times p41, Tel p8, I p19, BBC online, Guard p22

Reports that Andrew Haldane, an Executive Director at the Bank of England, has "credited' the anti-capitalist Occupy Movement with being "morally and intellectually right" in its attack on the international financial system.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20132371

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/banking/article3583714.ece

I p23, BBC Online

Reports that the remains of King Richard III "will be buried at Leicester Cathedral should DNA tests conform that the bones are his".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20116118

I no online link

Ends