Daily Media Briefing 30 October
Good Morning from the Church of England Communications
Daily Briefing for Tuesday 30th October 2012
Issued at 08.30 by NC
Tomorrow: Martin Luther, reformer, 1546
1. PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE
In urging General Synod members to back the new women bishops legislation when it returns to debate next month, Mark Russell, Chief Executive of Church Army, says that it is 'right that we've taken this time; right that we've listened to so many different voices, right that we've taken care over the wording of the legislation. But I believe now is the time for us to make a decision, and to make a positive decision.' For further information, see end of briefing or go to: 2. PRESS RELEASE FROM LAMBETH PALACE
In a new video message about the legislation for women bishops in the Church of England, The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Revd Dr John Inge, speaks of his hopes and prayers that members of General Synod will vote in favour of the legislation in November as 'it doesn't seem to me to make any sort of theological sense for women to be enabled only to minister as priests and not bishops' For further information, see end of briefing or go to:
2. Today's press coverage
Reports of the diocese commission proposals for the creation of the "diocese and bishopric of Leeds".
Editorial under the strapline: "The Anglican tradition is a rich civic resource; a new Archbishop of Canterbury will squander its influence if he pits the Church against modernity".
Reports that Andrew Haldane, an Executive Director at the Bank of England, has "credited' the anti-capitalist Occupy Movement with being "morally and intellectually right" in its attack on the international financial system.
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Reports that the remains of King Richard III "will be buried at Leicester Cathedral should DNA tests conform that the bones are his".
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