A few days back it was reported that John Sentamu, the second highest profile Anglican in UK has joined Katie Price as a new columnist for The Sun on Sunday. The paper replaces The News of the World which was closed after revelations of phone-hacking. In his column, Dr Sentamu said he expected he would be criticised. ‘However, I am always one for responding to change positively and embracing new beginnings — seeing the best in all people, especially in adversity.’ (Read more,Church Times, 2/3)
Since then, pressure has mounted for him to reconsider….apparently (and this may astonish you), the Sun is not the favourite paper of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Sentamu’s boss.
But it’s an interesting headline question, isn’t it? It’s certainly a challenge…but what an opportunity. Imagine sharing column inches with Katie Price and being on Rupert Murdoch’s payroll.
- Murdoch debuts his latest U.K. Sunday tabloid (ctv.ca)
- Murdoch launches Sunday tabloid (politico.com)
- A look inside The Sun on Sunday (themediablog.typepad.com)
- Simon Kelner: Sentamu should reconsider his new Sunday service (independent.co.uk)
- John Sentamu’s Sunday service may be short (telegraph.co.uk)