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‘If we are going to really accompany people, we have to first of all engage them,’ says Archbishop Cupich

Pope says God’s love is not reserved to those who follow the Commandments

Most of the synod’s 13 working groups have asked for a greater use of Scripture in the synod’s text

US bishop spoke about the need to affirm Church teaching while accompanying all Catholics on the path to holiness

In a surprise speech to the synod, Francis said the ‘Catholic doctrine on marriage has not been touched or put into question’

Pope Francis has spoken at the opening of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Holy Father formally opens the family synod with Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

Doctrinal official says he ‘is happy and proud of his identity’ at press conference in Rome

The Pope reviewed his papal visit to Cuba and the US during his general audience in St Peter’s Square

The Pontiff spoke to reporters on Sunday evening during his flight home to Rome