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Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square today (CNS)

Pope Francis recalls his first Communion

Pope gives in to ‘temptation’ and tells personal story at general audience

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (PA)

Archbishop Tartaglia urges compassion for those ‘caught up in separation’

Margot Parker: ‘Churches have grown because they are full of Catholic immigrants. I don’t have a problem with this. It’s terrific for the Church’

MEP Margot Parker says her party has a strong Catholic contingent that wants to build bridges with the Church

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Peter Erdő at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Erdő says immediate acceptance of teaching on artificial birth control is unrealistic

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the Commission for the Protection of Minors (PA)

More experts also expected to be added to papal commission

Alice and Jeff Heinzen arrive for the morning session of the synod (CNS)

‘Fundamental truth that marriage is a divine gift from God must be shared’, say US couple

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

Bishop Nazir-Ali: an outspoken defender of Christian minority rights

Many Evangelicals look to Catholic Church to stem tide of Islamic militancy, says Bishop Nazir-Ali

Pope Francis arrives for the afternoon session of the family synod today (PA)

Married couple Ron and Mavis Pirola address opening day of synod on family