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In the eighth century St Cuthbert (October 26) held a synod to improve the moral condition of the English Church

Daily readings: October 24 – 30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Islam promotes respect for Christians and Jews, Muslim scholars tell Synod

Catholic group in the General Synod claims that traditionalists will secure new provisions

Pope Benedict XVI’s general audience focuses on 13th-century Hungarian princess

Pope announces consistory at Wednesday general audience

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year: Eccl 35:12-14; 2 Tim 4 6-8 & 16-18; Lk 18:9-14

Pope names 24 new cardinals

List includes a large number of Italians but not Archbishop Nichols of Westminster or Archbishop Dolan of New York

More than 80,000 gather for proclamation of six new saints

Holy Father recalls his difficult path to priesthood in Nazi Germany