MEDIA REVIEW 2 – March 12

Photo – The Good Samaritan window, Belfast Cathedral

BBC News: NI newspapers: Pain, pay and who’s wearing the trousers?
Monday’s papers focus on weekend tragedies, Stormont’s power struggle and a school uniform dispute.

Dromore Priest ‘told to leave parish’ in letter
Fr Charles Byrne told Sunday mass-goers in Hilltown of the ‘abusive’ letter he had received.

BBC News: Newspaper headlines: Poison clothes alert and ‘spitting storm’
Advice to residents in the wake of a nerve agent attack and a picture of Jamie Carragher make the front pages.

Further coverage in the aftermath of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. The reports quote the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, who said the attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter was a ‘violation’ of the city.

Global News report (News and Current Affairs division of the Global Television Network in Canada) on the Church of England Lent challenge to reduce single use plastic. Includes interviews with Claire Seaton, of St Bride’s Church choir in London and Ruth Knight, Environmental Policy Officer for the Church of England

Report that Ven Dr John Perumbalath has been nominated as the next Bishop of Bradwell in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He succeeds the late Bishop John Wraw.

Reports on penalty imposed following determination of a Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Oxford.

Report on outcome of disciplinary process for a Church of England rector (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich diocese) who had admitted voyeurism.

Report on new BBC Two programme Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago with seven celebrities taking part including broadcaster and Gogglebox star Rev Kate Bottley.

Interview with David Suchet on faith and organised religion following the making of Question of Faith, a 10-part podcast for Audible.

Profile of philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer who bought Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, in 2012.

Report on newly uncovered medieval graffiti fround in the tower of St John’s Church, Winchester and how this sheds new light on the thinking of people around the time of the Black Death, according to experts.

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