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Daily Digest: 7 March

Daily Digest for Thursday 7th March 2013

Issued at 08.50 by NC/RH

1. News from the Church of England
Church supports the call for more responsible lending

The Church of England is supporting the strong stance taken by the Office of Fair Trading in giving the leading 50 payday lenders 12 weeks to change their business practices or risk losing their licenses. http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2013/03/church-supports-the-call-for-more-responsible-lending.aspx

2.  Today's press coverage

Times p17, Exp p31
Further reports on the life and career of the Archbishop of Canterbury prior to ordination.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3707165.ece
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/382313/The-secret-life-of-the-Archbishop

Mirror p25
Comment (Brian Reade) on Real Easter Eggs appearing in supermarkets.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brian-reade-jack-jones-greatest-1747600

Exp p21, BBC News
Reports that a cross on the village green in Brearton, North Yorkshire has been thrown into a 'duck pond'.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/382318/Unholy-row-as-atheist-82-hurls-Easter-cross-in-pond
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-21662795

I p3 & 17, Ind p15, Guard online
Reports that the first official chart for Christian music will be published next Monday.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/sing-unto-the-lord-a-new-pop-song-first-uk-official-christian-music-chart-launches-8523019.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/mar/06/uk-own-christian-music-chart

Guard p37
Diary item about a tweet from the CofE "God is the ultimate referee".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/06/hugh-muir-diary-payday-loan-firms

Times p36
Reports of an American TV mini-series based on the Bible which is attracting big audiences in the States.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/tv-radio/article3707177.ece

WSJ p5 Times p33
Further reports on the Vatican and allegations levelled at Cardinals regarding sex abuse.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3707101.ece

Letters
Ind p18 Roger Ellis, Jane Yerbury Sweeney
Catholic schools get away with discrimination
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/letters-they-would-support-nicholson-wouldnt-they-8522869.html

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