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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’

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