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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

Vatican: bishop was dismissed for managing his diocese badly

Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano of the Diocese of Ciudad del Este (Photo: CNS)

Vatican spokesman also cites poor relations with other bishops in Paraguay

Traditionalist leader visits the Vatican to discuss reconciliation

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the Society of St Pius X (CNS)

Bishop Bernard Fellay met doctrinal prefect Cardinal Müller for two hours

Vatican places former nuncio under house arrest

Former archbishop Jozef Wesołowski (CNS)

Józef Wesołowski could face a criminal trial under the laws of Vatican City State

Both sides fire shots over Communion for remarried as ‘doctrinal war’ breaks out

Cardinal Kasper (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Italian newspaper that he stands with Pope Francis

Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

Cardinal George Pell Below: Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

The cardinal calls for a restatement of church teaching in a new book

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit Turkey in November

The synod on the family is the first since Francis’ election in March 2013 (PA)

The Vatican now has a formal invitation from the Turkish president

Pope Francis to address European Parliament in November

Pope Francis and Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament (Photo: PA)

Address will be the first by a pope in Strasbourg since 1988