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The chief rabbi, The cardinal and the pope, Bonhoeffer, Assisted dying

Edward Stourton speaks to the archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn about the migrant crisis in Europe.

Edward speaks to the archbishop of Vienna, cardinal Christoph Schonborn about the migrant crisis in Europe.

In the second part of the series exploring the work of individuals who have devoted themselves to working for others of different faiths in their communities, there is a profile of Bradford Pentecostal pastor Benjamin Ayesu.

Pope Francis announced this week that all priests can grant forgiveness for the 'sin of abortion' during the Holy Year of Mercy. Professor Anthea Butler has been looking at the reaction in the US to Pope Francis's statement.

Rt Rev James Newcombe, Bishop of Carlisle, talks about the Church of England's opposition to the proposed change to the law on assisted dying. This is not, he says, an attempt to 'push' a religious viewpoint. He is worried that a change would have serious detrimental effects on individuals and society.

As the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history, the dean of Westminster, rev Dr John Hall, and Church historian, Diarmaid MacCulloch, reflect on how she has conducted herself in her role as supreme governor of the Church of England.

Rev. Dr Keith Clements explains how the two years spent in England by German Lutheran pastor and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer, influenced his ministry before his execution in 1945.

This week Cardinal Vincent Nichols took the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, to meet the pope for the first time. Reporter Charles Carroll was with them.

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Producers
Carmel Lonergan
Peter Everett

Editor
Amanda Hancox.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Migrants Crisis

    The Archbishop of Vienna on how Austria is coping with the influx of migrants & refugees

    Duration: 06:05

  • Community Heroes

    In our series exploring the work of community heroes, we profile pastor Benjamin Ayesu

    Duration: 05:08

  • Abortion

    US reaction to Pope Francis’s statement on forgiving the ‘sin of abortion’

    Duration: 03:57

  • Queen

    A reflection on the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history

    Duration: 05:57

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    A look at the life of German Lutheran pastor and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Duration: 04:28

  • Cardinal and Chief Rabbi in Rome

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

    Duration: 12:28

  • Assisted Dying

    Bishop of Carlisle talks about the proposed change to the law on assisted dying

    Duration: 04:03

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