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After an ugly and jarring fortnight, the synod fathers are now back on course

Francis is seeking a revolution in the culture, rather than content, of Catholicism

The synod fathers have yet to translate Francis’s vision into a coherent pastoral plan

Pope Francis attends the first full day of the family synod (AP)

After eight solid months of debate on Communion, Francis has shared his compelling vision for the family synod

Bishops applaud as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the bishops of Asia at the Haemi shrine in Haemi, South Korea (CNS)

Francis seems to see the continent with a Catholic population of only three per cent as the spiritual battery that will power the Church

Iraqi children who fled their village with their family rest near their car at a Kurdish checkpoint, in the Khazer area between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, northern Iraq, Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Vatican is right to support US airstrikes against the Islamic State

Martin Luther's 95 theses began a process that carried millions of people out of communion with the successor of Peter (Photo: CNS)

Plans for an ecumenical Luther 2017 are breaking down. That is no disaster

Our Christian Adams cartoon on the plight of Christians in Mosul

When is silence from Western leaders a shrewd political strategy and when is it simply cowardice?

Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud (AP)

The trip showed Francis’s remarkable persuasiveness is rooted in a gift for friendship

Members of the Catholic clergy hold candles as they take part in a procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (CNS)

This Sunday the successors of Patriarch Athenagoras and Paul VI will mark the 50th anniversary of an event which may have quietly altered the trajectory of Christian history

Pope John Paul II laughs while speaking with Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini on board a papal flight in 1991.  (CNS)

As we approach the canonisations of John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, we remember five important aspects of the saints’ lives