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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.

E Std p15 (Andrew Neather)  Diary-type piece about appointment of a new Abp of Canterbury. (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.

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.

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.

Times p29, about issues likely to face any incoming Abp of Canterbury, from Canon Dr Gavin Ashenden; and Anthony Jennings (Save Our Parsonages) ; and about Jewish unity and the place of the C of E among other Christian Churches, from Jon Cohen
Gdn p35, about abortion time-limits, from Tim Matthews


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