30 January 2013
Good Morning from the Church of England Communications
Daily Digest for Wednesday 30th January 2013
Issued at 09.20 by hd
Today's press coverage
Times p6, Daily Mail p12
"Speaking at a farewell service to mark the end of his term as
Bishop of Durham", "the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury has
compared parts of Britain today with the state of the country in
In an opinion editorial, Giles Fraser, priest-in-charge at St
Mary's Newington, writes: "As the number of people taking their own
life continues to rise, we need to cast out the idea that it is
ever a heroic act."
Jane Moore writes that "strict faith schools flunk citizen
Report that "churches which opt out of performing gay marriages
could be punished by being refused funding or frozen out of running
local services, Roman Catholic bishops believe".
Times p1, Evening Standard p11
Report in Times that "David Cameron is under mounting pressure to
push through tax breaks for married couples as a way of averting a
Tory rupture over gay marriage"; Evening Standard reports that "a
surge in gay marriages could boost Britain's ailing economy by up
to 18 million pounds in a year".
Sun p25, Daily Star p24
Reports previewing tonight's Make Me a Muslim TV programme,
mentioning that 5,000 people converted to Islam last year.