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Bishops and cardinals are assembled at the synod's opening Mass (Photo: CNS)

Message says Church will be renewed despite weakness of its disciples

Full text of synod message

Here we publish the message of the synod of bishops, approved today

October 26 2012

Print edition 26.10.12

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Bishop Kieran Conry © Mazur/

Bishop Kieran Conry has said that demands for gay marriage are not necessarily representative of the desires of the gay community

Bishop Williamson had written an open letter calling for the superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, to resign (Photo: CNS)

SSPX expels Bishop Williamson

Society of St Pius X says English bishop refused to show respect to his superiors

Cardinal-designate James Harvey, prefect of the papal household (Photo: CNS)

Pope names six new cardinals

It will be the smallest group of cardinals to be created at a consistory since 1977

Two nuns hold images of Kateri Tekakwitha (Photo: AP)

St Kateri Tekakwitha was among seven new saints canonised yesterday in St Peter’s Square

Archbishop Smith, chairman of the bishops' Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship (Photo: Mazur/

Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop

Daily readings: October 21 – 27

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45