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03/03/2013

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Sunday 03 March 2013

William Crawley gets the latest news and intrigue from Rome as the "Princes of the Church" gather for the start of the Papal Conclave.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's last act before stepping down was to call for the end of celibacy in the priesthood. How much has the issue of celibacy been at the centre of problems that have beset the church? Kevin Bocquet reports.

Canon Rosie Harper kicks off our series of "letters to the Archbishop" ahead of Justin Welby's enthronement later this month.

On the eve of the Kenyan elections Edward Stourton speaks to the Archbishop of Kenya about the campaign for peaceful elections.

In the week that saw the opening of the 'The Book of Mormon' in the West End we took to the streets of Manchester to meet the real Mormon missionaries.

Nick Peake reports on the "God channels" where some programmes claim to cure people of fatal diseases through the power of prayer.

Theologian or manager? What kind of Pope does the Catholic Church need to sail through the stormy seas ahead? William discusses with Father Christopher Jamison and Catholic and management coach, John O'Brian.

Christianity at a Crossroads?
A BBC Radio 4 discussion in partnership with Theos Monday 18th March at Westminster Central Hall.
As we approach an historic week in the history of Christianity, with both the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches celebrating the installation of new leaders, the panel discussion, chaired by John Humphries, will consider whether the internal and external crises facing the churches are too serious to overcome, or too good to waste. To apply for tickets, please visit the Theos website:www.theosthinktank.co.uk/events.

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