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The charity is training priests, imams and other leaders to raise awareness about hygiene

Daphne McLeod has announced her retirement after four decades of fighting for solid catechesis

Cardinal also praises testimonies of married couples who ‘set the scene’ for synod discussions

Norwegian committee gives award to two activists from India and Pakistan

Brazilian couple tell synod Church should stop giving ‘contradictory advice’ on birth control

In this week’s Catholic Herald we have full coverage of the first week of the synod on the family, including a report on the opening Mass and Edward Pentin’s Vatican notebook. Fr Andrew Pinsent explores the life of Bishop Walter de Merton, while John Duddington calls on Catholics to join the great British debate over human rights. Elsewhere Luke Coppen interviews campaigner for solid cathechesis Daphne McLeod and Janet E Smith argues Paul VI was a revolutionary pontiff in the mould of Pope Francis. In Arts and Books, Will Gore recommends ’71, a dark and thrilling new drama set in the Troubles, and Jack Carrigan reviews the moving memoir of a Robben Island prison officer. Why not try our appetiser deal? 6 issues for £6.

Daily readings: October 12-18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 (Year A)

Fr McDonald Nah has said Liberians ‘can’t even go to church’ due to spread of virus

The saint who ruled England

St Edward the Confessor (October 13) built Westminster Abbey and was the first to have the ‘royal touch’