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Relief effort hampered by struggle to communicate with some parts of the typhoon-hit region in the north of the country

Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton discussed the synod in an interview with Vatican Radio

Guests greet Holy Father ‘with joke’ after he personally insisted on visit

Cardinal says the synod fathers ‘are all on the same page, if [on] different paragraphs’

The church will commemorate 21 men beheaded on a Libyan beach

David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, says he cannot see a ‘convincing reason’ against devolution

A sneak preview of this week’s issue

Some 185 remain prisoners of the terrorists, according to news agency

Cardinal Pell says synod fathers have no power to ‘relativise the objective truths of the Catholic faith’

A Kazakhstani archbishop has said that the Church must defend Christ’s teaching on marriage