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Problem of getting the story out there

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09 November 2012

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From the Revd John Ward

Sir, - Does Canon Angus Ritchie own a TV channel or a national newspaper? If not, how can the Church tell the story of its success (Comment, 2 November) unless that story is of interest to the BBC, ITV, or Channel 4?

If it is of no interest to them, what hope in the newspapers? All of our mass media are run by convinced secularists, who regard the Church as irrelevant but loony enough for a bit of light relief - something vividly illustrated by the way in which the Archbishop of Canterbury has been treated.

In about 1994, I joined in a huge ecumenical lobby of the House of Commons on behalf of the homeless. The 10 p.m. news on both BBC and ITV ignored it.

A. JOHN WARD
6 Lower Forge
Bridgnorth WV16 5LQ

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