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✣ March 27, 2020

News&analysis 3 Leader 6 Week in review A guide to the past seven days 8 World news map 10 The Vatican 11 Britain 12 The US 14 The rest of the world

Comment & features 15 Diary Luke Coppen says farewell after 16 years as the Herald’s editor 16 COVER STORY Six writers on how to make the most of the lockdown 21 Lenten reflection by Fr James Jackson 22 Ann Widdecombe If we cannot go to church, the Church can still come to us 23 Fr Raymond de Souza How Lent prepares us for our Easter transformation 25 Mary Kenny The current crisis proves that our elderly are loved after all

Pope Fancis blesses an empty St Peter’s Square as a pandemic grips Europe p10

Ann Widdecombe: How will we know when this Lent is over? p22

How plague transformed a great English historian p36

Back pages 24 Images of the Week How the Philippines and Sri Lanka are coping 27 Letters & emails Carbon footprint and the Four Last Things; Aunt Eanswythe 28 Arts Benjamin Ivry on a novelist who wrestled with allegory 30 Books Lucy Underwood looks at the expat Catholic experience 34 Life & Soul Diary of a city priest; How to … Still go to Confession 35 Crossword Heretic of the week 36 Charterhouse Francis Young on the plagues of Anglo-Saxon England 39 The Last Word Don’t just put your life on hold, says Fr Ronald Rolheiser Cover: Getty

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