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Francis praises ‘farsightedness’ of Paul VI at beatification Mass

Pope Francis leaves St Peter's Square after the beatification Mass (AP)

Two-week extraordinary synod of bishops ends with beatification Mass

Family synod’s final report leaves controversial questions open

Francis speaks to synod participants on Saturday morning (AP)

Francis gives speech criticising extremism both in defence of tradition and pursuit of progress

Synod sends message of encouragement to families

The synod of bishops in session on Saturday morning (CNS)

‘Christ wanted his Church to be a house with doors always open to welcome everyone,’ say bishops

Archbishop Kurtz hopes synod’s final report will ‘refine and clarify’

Archbishop Kurtz is president of the American Bishops' Conference (CNS)

The president of the U.S Catholic Bishops spoke to reporters yesterday

Family synod: Mid-term report stirs controversy among bishops

The family synod in session (CNS)

Cardinal Burke accuses synod leaders of giving a distorted view of the proceedings

Family synod: Married couple ask Pope to clear up ‘confusion’ on contraception

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris (CNS)

Brazilian couple tell synod Church should stop giving ‘contradictory advice’ on birth control

Family synod: Participants emphasise importance of ‘graduality’ in morality discussions

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Peter Erdő at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Erdő says immediate acceptance of teaching on artificial birth control is unrealistic

Family synod: Pope Francis prays for ‘open and fraternal’ debate

Bishops arrive at St Peter's on Sunday for a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered homily during Mass at St Peter’s on Sunday

Francis prays for ‘sincere, open and fraternal’ debate at family synod

Francis and Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco pray during the vigil (AP)

Pope says bishops ‘must lend an ear to the rhythm of our time and perceive the odour of people today’

Cardinal Burke: Synod should take Communion proposal ‘off the table’

Cardinal Burke has said the Church cannot change its teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried (CNS)

Cardinal Burke said the proposal would do harm