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Christian Soldiers

by | 13th, November 2006

“LET very ill newborns die, declares Church,” says the Mail’s headline.

It’s the Bishop of Southwark, Tom Butler, and he says that financial costs should form part of the discussion when it comes to deciding whether or not a desperately ill baby should be kept alive.

The headline is more severe than the Bishop’s considered words “For a Christian, death is not the end, and is not to be avoided at all costs.”

The Bishop’s view draws attention to the ethical debate about patient care, modern medicine, technology and the right to life. Such are the moral dilemmas created by scientific advance.

This could be the big debate. But taking precedence in the Mail is another religious matter. Pray silence for Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. Again this primate’s words can be distilled into a handy headline: “Muslim women shouldn’t wear veils in public, says Archbishop.”

The Mail has interviewed the eminent Christian and managed to distil the entire interview into an easy headline.

For those who want to get the fuller sermon, there’s

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