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Bishop Jude Arogundade of Ondo, Nigeria. 'Everybody wants to leave a child behind.' (Photo: CNS)

Bishop says for couples in Africa the pain of childlessness is ‘beyond anything I can say’

Prelates pray before the opening of a morning session of the Synod of Bishops (Photo: AP)

Ghanaian archbishop says Church’s message of dignity for all will not change attitudes ‘overnight’

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban and Cardinal Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, Haiti (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says small group discussions are the ‘best part’ of any synod

Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec (CNS)

Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau said, where possible, women should be given higher positions in the Church

Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, in 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis has released his message for the 2016 World Day for Migrants and Refugees

Young people from Brazil pass on the World Youth Day cross to youths from Poland (CNS)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place next July in Krakow, Poland

Pope Francis (CNS)

The former metropolitan of Iraq, Jordan and Russia was elected patriarch last week

A homeless child sits in front of a closed shop in Gauhati, Assam state, India (AP)

Pope says he’s troubled by ‘the increasing number of young girls and women forced to earn a living on the street’

Syrian refugee children 
 (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)

Pope Francis has also recently made available a mobile medical unit for refugees in Rome

Pope Francis speaks during an audience with religious from around the world yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring) S

Pope Francis addressed the World Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women yesterday