The Holy Innocents
Tomorrow: Thomas Becket, archbishop, martyr, 1170
1. News from CofE
Appointment of Third Church Estates Commissioner
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has announced the
appointment of Mr Andrew Mackie to serve as Third Church Estates
Commissioner in succession to Timothy Walker.
2. Today's press coverage
Leader "Just War" with comment on "Politicians had a surer sense
than the bishops of morality in the Falklands conflict"
"End this failed marriage of Church and State"
Telegraph p4 (plus Daily news brief p20)
News report "Dean planned Lord's prayer in Spanish" with ref to
archives released on Falklands War
Comment "Churches' hostility to gay marriage only underlines their
News report "Chief Rabbi calls for charity spirit"
News report "Tories warn PM that he's splitting party, as
leadership speculation mounts" with ref to CofE and gay marriage
Daily Mail p29
News report "Dawkins branded a fundamentalist by expert behind the
News report "Resting place of Protestant 'renegades' is
300-year-old gift of religious tolerance" with ref to the
Protestant cemetery in Rome
Wall Street Journal (Europe) p5
News report "Greek Church called upon to do more"
"Defending all the faiths" from various with ref to CofE comment
in yesterday's news story
Newspaper Web links with most or all stories
Independent titles http://www.independent.co.uk
Sunday Mirror http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk
Sunday Times http://www.sunday-times.co.uk
Telegraph titles http://www.telegraph.co.uk
With some stories
Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk
Baptist Times http://www.baptist.org.uk/btnews.htm
Catholic Herald http://www.catholicherald.co.uk
Church Times http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/front.asp
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