Week commencing 9th January 2023

The BBC picks up on the nomination of Philip North for bishop of Blackburn, who is well-known for his opposition to women’s ordination. The appointment has caused anger.

The Guardian covers the death of George Pell, the Catholic Cardinal in Australia who was at the centre of a child sexual abuse scandal in the Church. The editorial suggests his death will bring renewed distress for his victims.

The BBC reports that Korean Christian missionaries are working to convert Dalit communities in Nepal, who, the reporter suggests, are finding conversion to Christianity a way out of the caste system and a life of poverty.