" I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. "
- 1 Timothy 2:1-4
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Andrew Bailey has been appointed the next governor of the Bank of England. Mr Bailey, aged 60, is currently chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority. He will become the 121st governor of the Bank of England on 16 March.
Australia endured its hottest-ever day on Wednesday, with an average maximum temperature of 41.9°C.
MPs will vote today on Boris Johnson’s EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which would mean the UK leaving the EU on 31 January.
Several Christmas services are being broadcast on radio and television over the Christmas period. This includes the traditional services of Nine Lessons and Carols and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Day Eucharist will be broadcast on BBC1.
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