The Rt Rev James Jones; Pope Francis in Rio; Church art row

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The Rt Rev James Jones will retire as Bishop of Liverpool on his 65th birthday this August. He joins Edward in the studio to discuss his 15 years in post.

A fierce debate about race relations has gripped the USA after George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering Trayvon Martin in Florida. Edward is joined by Valerie Houston, the pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church in Sanford who is one of a group of local pastors who have united to explain events to their congregations.

As thousands of young Catholics from across the globe descend on Rio for World Youth Day, Robert Mickens discusses Pope Francis' first trip means to Latin America.

Should a church be allowed to sell a painting worth millions? An altarpiece by the artist Benjamin West, is to be sold by the City of London church St Stephen of Walbrook. Ann Sloman is the Chair of the Church Buildings Council explains why she believes the painting should stay where it is.

Matt Wells reports from New Jersey on a small group of Catholic priests and nuns called "Catholic Whistleblowers" who have decided to speak out against some church leaders who they say continue to protect "sexual predators".

St Georges German Lutheran Church is the oldest German church in Britain. On its 250th anniversary Trevor Barnes visits the church in London's East End to discover the history of the German community in London.

As tensions mount in Belfast Edward speaks to Father Martin McGill and Reverend Norman Hamilton to discuss whether religious leaders are doing enough to address the problems during marching season.

Credits
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox
Producers: Annabel Deas Carmel Lonergan
Contributors:
The Rt Rev James Jones
Pastor Valerie Houston
Robert Mickens
Ann Sloman
Fr Martin McGill
Rev Norman Hamilton.

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