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Cardinal Roger Etchegaray (AP)

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray fell while greeting Pope Francis at the end of Mass on Sunday

An African Union soldier patrols as people prepare to be evacuated  near Bangui, Central African Republic, last year (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Central African Republic, Kenya and Uganda in late November

Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of the synod  (AP)

The Pope referred to the conclusion of the synod on the family during his Angelus address

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pope Francis spoke at the Mass to mark the end of the three-week synod on the family

Pope Francis gave a powerful closing speech at the end of the three-week synod (Mazur/

The Holy Father made the remarks in his closing address at the family synod

Pope Francis prays at the Synod (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Podcast: How will the synod end?


Madeleine Teahan and Fr Mark Drew discuss the final week of the Family Synod

Cardinal Vincent Nichols talks with Pope Francis at the extraordinary Synod of Bishops last year (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols says the gathering has helped ‘break open’ the Church’s Eurocentrism

Pope Francis talks to Bishop Fabio Fabene and Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri outside the Vatican synod hall (AP)

Francis announces new dicastery at session of the family synod

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