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Daily Media Briefing: Thursday 4 October 2012

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office

Daily Briefing for Thursday 4th October 2012

Issued at 09.15 by lh

 

Francis of Assisi, friar, deacon, 1226
Tomorrow: Feria

Times p23  Report of Commissary (Consistory) Court proceedings in Canterbury diocese about unapproved use of substitute roofing material after four thefts of the lead. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3557607.ece

E Std p15 (Andrew Neather)  Diary-type piece about appointment of a new Abp of Canterbury. http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/andrew-neather-for-a-lesson-in-real-hardship-look-at-greece-8195539.html?origin=internalSearch (scroll down)

D Mail p14 (leader)  Editorial on BBC "double standards" in relation to alleged sex abuse by the late Jimmy Savile and by Catholic priests.

D Mirror p35  Report that the special Christmas and Easter editions of Songs of Praise are both to be filmed this month. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/songs-of-praise-christmas-and-easter-specials-1358821

Sun p2; Ind pp15 (Mary Ann Sieghart) (i p16)/25 (Joan Smith); D Tel pp24 (Jemima Lewis)/26 (Alison Pearson)  Reports/comment on Maria Miller's views on abortion time-limit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9581895/Maria-Miller-I-would-vote-to-lower-abortion-limit-from-24-to-20-weeks.html http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/maria-miller-the-abortion-limit-and-a-case-of-ideology-masquerading-as-science-8196103.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/9584253/Its-time-we-talked-sensibly-about-abortion.html http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/abortion-the-minister-and-the-moral-minefield-8196489.html http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/how-did-an-ethical-issue-become-a-political-one-8196490.html

D Tel p21; Gdn p24; Ind p31 (i p19); Times p36  Further coverage of trial of Pope's former butler for theft of confidential papers. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article3557852.ece

Letters
Times p29, about issues likely to face any incoming Abp of Canterbury, from Canon Dr Gavin Ashenden; and Anthony Jennings (Save Our Parsonages) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3557433.ece ; and about Jewish unity and the place of the C of E among other Christian Churches, from Jon Cohen http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3557435.ece
Gdn p35, about abortion time-limits, from Tim Matthews http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/03/limiting-abortion-20-weeks