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Daily Digest: Wednesday 6th March 2013

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office
 

Daily Digest for Wednesday 6th March 2013

Issued at 09.25 by hd


1.  Bishop backs World Read Aloud Day to promote global literacy

"Literacy is at the heart of education and every person who learns to read is a cause for celebration," says the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, ahead of World Read Aloud Day, Wednesday, March 6. For further information, go to: http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2013/03/bishop-backs-world-read-aloud-day-to-promote-global-literacy.aspx

2.  Today's press coverage

Times p3
Long news item looking at previous chapters in the new Archbishop of Canterbury's career.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3706509.ece

Guardian p34
Report on "thriving foodbanks", noting that "most food banks are run by church groups".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/05/food-banks-thriving-government-embarrassment

Telegraph p13, Sun p25
Reports that "a conman masqueraded as a vicar to steal about 30,000 pounds of charity funding".

Times p39, Mirror p13 (Alison Phillips), Independent p21, Guardian p19
More items and comment on the recent news of former Catholic Archbishop Keith O'Brien's resignation; and the Guardian reports that the Sistine Chapel "has closed to visitors" to prepare for "papal conclave".
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/05/sistine-chapel-cardinals-next-rome
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alison-phillips-cardinal-keith-obriens-1744955

Evening Standard (Ferry Fortnight) p8
A focus on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in north-western Spain.


Letters

Times p29
National spokesperson from FairFuel UK, and many MPs, on the importance to the public of "the high cost of petrol and diesel".
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3706216.ece

Daily Mail p54
Letters relating to former Catholic Archbishop's Keith O'Brien's recent resignation.