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Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in September (AP)

Bust of Benedict XVI is installed at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

After beating Roma 7-1 in a Champions League match, players from Bayern Munich visited Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (PA)

Pope Francis to visit Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Pope Francis shares a word with Cardinal Nichols during the synod  (AP)

Cardinal Nichols urges faithful to ‘believe Francis’s own words’ at the end of the synod

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi listens to Governor of Pakistani Punjab Province Salman Taseer at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan (PA)

Asia Bibi has lost her appeal against the death penalty

Justin Bieber (PA)

Pop star reportedly reprimanded for kicking football in Vatican building

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’