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Synod responses reveal suffering among Catholics, says cardinal

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri received the red hat on Saturday (AP)

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri says he has received responses from 80 per cent of world’s bishops’ conferences

Pope calls for ‘intelligent, courageous, loving’ approach to families

Pope Francis leads opening prayer during a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Below: Cardinals-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, Nicaragua (CNS)

Francis opens two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals at the Vatican

Pope asks Jewish leaders to pray for his trip to the Holy Land

Pope Francis greets Stanley Bergman, president of the American Jewish Committee (Photo: CNS)

Francis says Catholics and Jews must work together to create a ‘more just and fraternal world’

Benedict XVI not leading cloistered life, says Vatican spokesman

Benedict XVI waves goodbye for the last time during his final public appearance as pontiff from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

A year on from resignation Father Lombardi explains former Pope’s daily routine

Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope appears to confirm a visit during an audience with 12,000 Sri Lankan pilgrims

Don’t go to papal Mass because it’s on a tourist itinerary, says Francis

Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Francis says faithful shouldn’t look at their watches during Mass

Vatican says UN report has ‘serious limits’

Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

But the Holy See will respond to justified criticisms with ‘courage and determination’, according to statement

Pope Francis releases World Youth Day 2014 message

Pope Francis embraces a boy during World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil (CNS)

Francis tells young people Blessed John Paul II will be “the great patron of the World Youth Days”

UN criticises Vatican over clerical abuse

The committe, pictued today, were critical of the Church (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Committee tells Church to release details of abuse

‘Wake up the world’ with faith, says Pope

Pope Francis on Saturday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Year of consecrated life comes after 11,000 leave religious life