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The synod in session (CNS)

Read the English translation of the relatio post disceptationem

Cardinal Kasper has said that some divorced and re-married Catholics should be allowed to receive Communion (PA)

Cardinal Kasper says Pope thinks ‘great majority’ of Catholics support a ‘responsible opening’

Cardinal Nichols (PA)

Cardinal admits report was ‘composed under pressure’

A mother and son survey the damage to their home in Gaza after an airstrike earlier this year (CNS)

Joint statement says Palestinians right to statehood is ‘long overdue’

Pope Benedict XVI leads Mass and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman at Cofton Park in 2010 (CNS)

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010

Pope Francis prays during this morning's synod session

The relatio post disceptationem is presented to the synod fathers for further discussion

Malala Yousafzai, the activist schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban (Photo: PA)

Norwegian committee gives award to two activists from India and Pakistan

Cardinal Gerhard Müller arrives for a session of the family synod (CNS)

Cardinal Gerhard Müller says ‘all Christians have the right to be informed’ about synod addresses

Pope Francis at the synod. He has spoken about the Middle East again (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Al-Qaeda group abducts Catholics on the day the Pope calls summit

Pope Francis (AP)

The 2015 visit to France is in addition to a trip to Strasbourg next month