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Family synod: full text of Pope Francis’s homily at opening Mass

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Synods ‘are meant to better nuture and tend the Lord’s vineyard’, says Pope

Fr Benedict Groeschel dies on vigil of feast of St Francis of Assisi

Fr Benedict Groeschel appears on EWTN (CNS)

Founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal dies aged 81

The saint who founded the Carthusian order

A detail of the Vision of St Bruno by José de Ribera

St Bruno (October 6) maintained a quiet desire for solitude throughout his life

Cardinal Nichols takes possession of his titular church in Rome

Cardinal Nichols during last night's Mass at the Church of St Alphonsus Liguori Below: More images from the ceremony (Mazur)

The church is dedicated to Saint Alphonsus, founder of the Redemptorists

Pope chooses family as theme for World Communications Day

Pope Francis will make the family the focus of his speech (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

The Church must show that the family is a great gift, the Vatican says

Bishop John Arnold is appointed new Bishop of Salford

Bishop John Arnold  (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop John Arnold will succeed Bishop Terence Brain

Bishop Kieran Conry: no other bishop knew about affair

Bishop Kieran Conry  (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Conry resigned after admitting to a six-year affair

Cardinal: Hong Kong authorities must show restraint over protests

Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal John Tong Hon says he is praying ‘for the reconciliation of the conflicting parties’

Bishop Kieran Conry says he is ‘relieved’ after resignation

Bishop Kieran Conry (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop says he felt ‘very calm’ after issuing statement on Saturday

English bishop announces shock resignation

Bishop Kieran Conry (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton steps down