23/01/2011

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William Crawley with the religious and ethical news of the week. Moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.

Our reporter Kevin Bocquet takes a look at the legacy of the Olympic Games for communities in the East End and how the Church is working to make it a positive one.

A new documentary in Ireland has shed more light on the role of the Vatican in the cover-up of abuse in the Catholic Church. We will examine the claims based on a letter sent by one of John Paul II closest advisers.

After the popular uprising in Tunisia we look at what effect this will have in the Middle East and whether other regimes are under threat. Professor Paul Rogers from Bradford University gives us his analysis.

The first priests in the new Anglican Ordinariate were ordained last weekend. Former Anglican Bishop Keith Newton is the head of the ordinariate and we speak to him about how he plans to turn vision into reality.

The board of Deputies have just produced a booklet on Zionism aimed at educating Christian leaders. Rabbi Danny Rich, President of the Council of Christians and Jews, tells us more.

Chilean Miner José Henriquez will be starting his first ever tour of the UK this week. José was the 24th miner to be rescued and was often referred to as the "pastor" of the group.

The Anglican Primates are meeting in Dublin next week but around a quarter of the Archbishops are expected to boycott the event. Robert Pigott looks at the impact this will have on the Anglican Communion.

E-mail: sunday@bbc.co.uk

Series producer: Amanda Hancox.

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Sun 23 Jan 2011 07:10
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