Leicester offers final resting place to Richard
LEICESTER Cathedral would be the
"obvious place" for Richard III to be buried, the Bishop of
Leicester, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, has said. Earlier this month, a
team from the University of Leicester uncovered a skeleton,
believed to be that of the monarch, in a grave within a demolished
church in the city. Asked whether it should be a Roman Catholic or
Anglican ceremony, the Bishop told the BBC that advice would be
taken from liturgists. He said that there was "continuity in
Christian belief before the Reformation and Christian belief
Vicar Academy takes to the
TV cameras have followed ordinands
training for ministry at St Michael's College, Llandaff, for a
year. The footage will feature in a four-part documentary,
Vicar Academy, on BBC1 Wales, starting a week on
Vatican 'blocked Lords move'
THE former Archbishop of Westminster,
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, was invited to become the first
Roman Catholic bishop in the House of Lords since the Reformation,
but the Pope and his chief adviser were against it, The Sunday
Telegraph reports. "It's to do with having the freedom to be
outside the political system," the Cardinal said.
Miliband defines his 'faith'
THE Labour leader, Ed Miliband,
described himself as "a person of faith" in an address to his party
conference on Tuesday: "not a religious faith, but a faith none the
less. A faith, I believe, many religious people would recognise."
It was a belief that "we have a duty to leave the world a better
place than we found it. . . And I believe that we can overcome any
odds if we come together as people."