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GB news media summary – 25th February

Short reports and links including – For years he was the tabloid’s favourite “Barmy Bishop”; Attacks on government plans to change the definition of marriage; Catholics BBC series review; Foster home moves ‘lack warning’

For years he was the tabloid’s favourite “Barmy Bishop”
Scotsman - There may be no God, ‘but let us live as though there were’, says Bishop Richard Holloway
http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/there_may_be_no_god_but_let_us_live_as_though_there_were_says_bishop_richard_holloway_1_2137767

 Attacks on government plans to change the definition of marriage
Thinking Anglicans: Church Times report; Daily Telegraph report and Bishop of Salisbury’s statement.
http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/005384.html

Daily Telegraph report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9104785/Lynne-Featherstone-tells-Church-dont-polarise-gay-marriage-debate.html

Also : http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/church-does-not-own-marriage-16122513.html

Bishop of Salisbury’s statement
Diocesan press statement on marriage and same-sex relationships
http://www.salisbury.anglican.org/news/same-sex-relationships-and-marriage

Catholics, episode one, BBC Four, review
Daily Telegraph - Gerard O’Donovan reviews the first episode of the new BBC Four docu-series Catholics, which looks at young men training for the priesthood
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9100313/Catholics-episode-one-BBC-Four-review.html

Foster home moves ‘lack warning’
BBC - Research suggests many children in care are given little or even no notice of being moved to a different placement.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17146293