There is to be a gathering at Southwark Cathedral on Monday of all of the Anglican Bishops and all of the Catholic Bishops. You might be like me and wonder why 24 Catholic Bishops think that spending time en masse with their Anglican confrères matters, but hey ho.
Bishop Cunningham is otherwise engaged, as apparently are Bishops Burns, Malone, and Williams, on diocesan duties. Poor old Bishop Doyle is having a hip replacement, and Bishop Evans, for whom we should all be praying, is preparing to meet his Maker.
But Archbishop Nichols won't be there either: he's had a better offer. He is to appear on Radio 4's Start the Week!
What has the Catholic Hierarchy come to!