Today’s newspapers main reports at a glance with links to sources
Foster denies SF claim she handed over draft Stormont deal
New powers to curb St Patrick’s Day drinking in Belfast’s Holyland sunk by Stormont shutdown
Belfast council backs Irish language Act – unionists says it’s ‘stick to poke Prods in eye’
30 years ago a trio of killings sparked one of the darkest, most bizarre, fortnights of The Troubles
Luxembourg blasts Ireland’s rate of corporation tax
Leo Varadkar under fire over ‘spin factory’
Appeal to fund hotel stays for large-scale gathering of Magdalene survivors
Leo Varadkar all but confirms the demise of Strategic Communications Unit
Welcome for gay parents removed from Catholic video
Bishop’s words of support pulled from promotion for World Meeting of Families 2018 – Words of welcome from a bishop for gay people raising children and people in second marriages have been removed from a video promoting the World Meeting of Families 2018. The meeting takes place in Dublin in August and will probably include a visit by Pope Francis.
Male escorts allegations about 40 priests sent to Vatican
Cardinal Pell returns to court to face accusations
BBC News: Newspaper headlines: ‘Red spy in UK poison terror’
The apparent poisoning in Salisbury of a former Russian double agent features on every front page.
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Reports on first day of IICSA hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales, focusing on the diocese of Chichester as a case. Articles mainly focus on comments made in the opening statement by the Inquiry’s lawyer and those representing survivors and survivor groups.
Report that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, have called on the Israeli government to protect the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem.
Review ahead of publication on Thursday of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s book, Reimagining Britain.
Further report on Church of England Pension Board joining investors to file a shareholder resolution at Rio Tinto calling on the company to review its relationship with industry bodies that block progress on Australian and global climate and energy frameworks.
News articles on baptism following reports that Meghan Markle is to be baptised and confirmed at Kensington Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Express article quotes from the Church of England website.
Report on letter to the Daily Telegraph signed by a group of 70 faith leaders, politicians and academics, warning against lifting the cap which stops new faith schools admitting more than 50% of children on the basis of religion.
Further coverage on submission by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Just Finance Foundation to the Government’s review of PSHE and sex and relationships education in schools. Rowena Young, Executive Director of the Just Finance Foundation, is quoted.
Report on homelessness including interview with street outreach officers from The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.