L'Osservatore Romano; criticises the BBC for wanting to "erase all traces of Christianity from Western culture". I agree with Dylan the headline is a bit over the top, though I agree that it is regrettable act on the part of BBC.
Actually it is about the decision of the BBC to move from BC and AD to BCE and CE. The idea of the Common Era was introduced in the late nineteenth century by Jewish scholars, who obviously didn't want to say the Christ, the Messiah had come. I have a sympathy with them.
The problem is that use of the term "Common Era" is also problematic, if I were Chinese or Indian or from one of the ancient African civilisations, "Common Era" would smack of Western Imperialism, even more than BC and AD, it would not be my common era.
Being a little flippant why not have a choice of dates, the Jewish, "since the Creation of the World" the Muslim "since the Prophet", or we could use all those dating systems in the Christmas martyrology: Olympiads and so forth, or "since the Emperor ...." or "in the reign of ...". The problem is we would, if we are politically correct and inclusive we would spend reams of paper merely writing the date.
The problem is, and this my point, that merely for society to function we need to make assumptions; as for dates, so too for morality. Without these assumption we end up in an anarchic mess. I think this is what the Pope was saying when he spoke in Germany about Law and the rejection of the Divine Law reducing the Nazi government to a band of robbers.