12/05/2013

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Our Presenter Edward Stourton talks to the Rt Revd. Paul Butler, Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and Chairman of the Church's National Safeguarding Committee about the latest abuse scandal to hit the Church of England.
Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities, discusses Immigration, Gay Marriage and Islamaphobia with Edward.
Around eight hundred Italian laymen massacred by Ottoman Turks during the siege of Otranto, Italy, in 1480 will be canonised this weekend by Pope Francis. The Pontiff has previously called for better links between Christianity and Islam, so what message does this Canonisation service send out to the Muslim community? Edward talks to Toufik Kacimi, a President of the Christian Muslim Forum and Head of Muslim Welfare House, a charity and community centre and Vatican Expert, Philippa Hitchen.
Almost six months on from the Sandy Hook school shootings in the United States, Matt Wells travels to Newtown for an event aimed at helping the community's spiritual healing.
Former Labour Minister Frank Field has accused Bishops who sit in the House of Lords of playing 'gesture politics', happy to criticise Government policies but rarely turning up to vote, but does he have a point? The MP for Birkenhead and ex-member of the Church of England General Synod joins Edward to discuss with the Convenor of the Lords Spiritual, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester.
As the Pakistan election results come in we take a look at what the future holds for a country blighted by sectarian violence.
And Trevor Barnes reports on the Cathedral Innovation Centre, an initiative which has been launched to nurture new businesses, address social needs and create new jobs.

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