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HRH the Prince of Wales, Future of the Church of England, Affordable Housing

HRH the Prince of Wales talks to Diane Louise Jordan about his concerns for Christians in the Middle East. Plus the future of the Church of England and affordable housing.

In an interview for the BBC His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales talks to Diane Louise Jordan about his concerns for Christians in the Middle East.

Edward Stourton speaks to Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, who is grappling with the influx of more than 120,000 Iraqi Christians fleeing Islamic State fighters.

This week, members of the Church of England's General Synod will discuss five reports recommending urgent reforms to tackle falling attendances and an ageing clergy. The Bishop of Sheffield Steven Croft and Professor Linda Woodhead debate what needs to happen to make the Church fit for the future.

The Christian charity Housing Justice says that churches have large land and property portfolios that could be used for affordable housing developments. Trevor Barnes visits a site in Liverpool where members of the community are building their own homes on donated church land.

Bob Walker speaks to members of the Jewish Community in Manchester following this week's Community Security Trust report which claims anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level in the UK last year.

And the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture has been discussing the role women can play in the Catholic Church. We debate the recognition and responsibility of women in the Church.

Producers:
Dan Tierney
Beatrice Pickup

Series producer:
Amanda Hancox

Contributors:
HRH The Prince of Wales
Archbishop Bashar Warda
Bishop Steven Croft
Professor Linda Woodhead
Madeleine Teahan
Joanna Moorhead.

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