Media Centre

Daily Media Briefing: Thursday 1 November 2012

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office

Daily Briefing for Thursday 1st November 2012

Issued at 08.50 by lh


All Saints' Day
Tomorrow: Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)



Today's press coverage

Gdn p1 (Andrew Brown)   Personal assessment of what faces new Abp of Canterbury. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/31/archbishop-canterbury-church-of-england

D Mirror p9; Gdn p11; D Tel p14; D Mail p33   Reports that the Government has dropped plans to require women seeking abortion to receive independent counselling. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9646262/Health-minister-Anna-Soubry-scraps-abortion-counselling-plan.html http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/abortion-law-review-health-minister-1410837 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/31/abortion-counselling-review-halted http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226008/U-turn-compulsory-abortion-counselling-Pro-life-campaigners-fury-Health-Minister-reveals-plans-change-law.html

D Tel p1   Report that hospitals are receiving financial inducements to place terminally ill patients on the Liverpool Care Pathway. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9644287/NHS-millions-for-controversial-care-pathway.html

D Tel p25; Ind p38 (i p28)   Picture features about the 500th anniversary celebrations for the Sistine Chapel frescoes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/9646268/Michelangelos-Sistine-Chapel-frescoes-turn-500-years-old.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2225823/Vatican-restrict-visitors-Sistine-Chapel-limit-damage-cause.html?ito=feeds-newsxml http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/still-fresco-at-500-today-marks-five-centuries-of-the-sistine-chapels-ceiling-frescoes--but-vatican-warns-it-might-limit-visitors-8269422.html