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NEWS IN BRIEF

Synod IVF U-turn

THE GENERAL SYNOD of the Church of England decided last week that it would not pursue calls to issue a declaration that in vitro fertilisation (IVF) be restricted to married couples.

The Synod also voted to begin "formal coversations" about greater links with the Methodist Church. The Methodists will consider this move for unity at their annual conference next June.

Gorton repaired

THE REMAINS of uorton Monastery in Manchester are being shored up for the winter free of charge by local builders Shepherd Construction. Elaine Griffiths, Chairman of the Trust that plans to redevelop the site as a multifaith centre and conference facility, said that the emergency repairs would allow the Trust more time for its fundraising efforts and the completion of a feasibility study into the future of the Monastery.

Prison warning

A PRIEST has called for changes to the way young people are dealt with by the prison system. Fr Patrick

Cope, Catholic chaplain at Deerbolt Young Offenders' Institution, Cleveland, said: "Teenagers should not be held with older and more experienced offenders. The experience of prison can lead many youngsters in to a life of crime and drugs. Home Office statistics show that 80 per cent of young offenders are re-offending within two years of coming out of prison."

Missa pacis

A SPECIALLY commissioned new choral work, Missa Pacis, by the acclaimed composer Frederick Stocken, has its first performance on Monday at the Brompton Oratory, London. Mr Stocken, 30, the composer of Lament for Bosnia, has been widely praised for his accessible, melodic compositions. Last year his Violin Concerto was performed at St John's, Smith Square.

Catholic nurses

CARDINAL HUME will celebrate Mass for the centenary of the Catholic Nurses Guild at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday December 13 at 10.30a.m. For details of a buffet lunch afterwards, telephone 0181689 1422.




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