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Daily Media Briefing: Thursday 18 October

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office

Daily Briefing for Thursday 18 October 2012

Issued at 09.15 by lh

 

Luke the Evangelist

Tomorrow: Henry Martyn, translator, missionary, 1812

D Tel p7; Sun p12/16 (depending on edition)  Reports of trial of Stephen Farrow for murder of the Revd John Suddards, inc evidence that the Abp of Canterbury was an intended victim. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article3571357.ece http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9614488/Vicar-murder-suspect-plotted-to-kill-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html

D Mail p10  Report that 'End of Life Registers' are to be drawn up listing patients who doctors believe should be helped to die. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2219351/Three-THOUSAND-doctors-putting-patients-death-lists-single-allowed-die.html

E Std p8  Report of High Barnet curate praying over cyclist fatally injured in collision with lorry. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/priest-says-prayers-over-dying-cyclist-after-lorry-collision-8214299.html

Sun p2  Brief report of Oxford Union debate, featuring Attorney-General Dominic Grieve and Chris Bryant MP, in which the former is reported to have said: " . . . being a practising homosexual is a bit like being a practising member of the Church of England . . ." http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4595437/Tory-MP-Dominic-Grieves-gay-gaffe-clash-with-Labours-Chris-Bryant.html

D Mail p27  Report that entertainer Rowan Atkinson is campaigning for partial repeal of the Public Order Act to halt 'the creeping culture of censoriousness'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219385/Why-free-insult-Rowan-Atkinson-Actor-attacks-new-rules-outlaw-insulting-words-behaviour.html

D Tel p20  Picture feature with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Dean of Westminster in the Abbey's new Cellarium café.

Letter  Ind p18, about electing a Pope, from Terence Duffy. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/letters-mckinnon--britain-stands-up-to-the-us-8215771.html (scroll down)

Obituary  D Tel p37: Rt Revd Anthony Dumper, Bp of Dudley 1977-93 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9615727/The-Right-Reverend-Anthony-Dumper.html