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'Pope Francis concluded his final address by quoting his immediate predecessor extensively' (CNS)

The main thrust of the synod’s message and final report was ignored by the secular media

The Pope celebrates Mass at Verano cemetery last November (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/10/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Bruno Forte speaks to Cardinal Péter Erdő at the synod (CNS)

A guide to the harder-to-grasp aspects of Catholic news stories

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, with a group of synod auditors (CNS)

Any talk of a split between North and South is an attack on the Catholic nature of the Church

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako, centre, at the family synod (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/10/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The end of Communism was extremely stressful, but Russians are finding their faith again (AP)

A quarter century after the Communist nightmare ended, it is the East where Christianity is rising again

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 22/10/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Visitors walk on the spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums (CNS)

A night to forget at Vatican Museums

Closed galleries and poor lighting make an evening trip to the Vatican Museums an uninspiring experience

St John Paul II appears following his election in 1978

On St John Paul II’s first feast day, we pick out piece from our archives that asks, how will history judge the Polish Pope?

Our latest Christian Adams cartoon

After an ugly and jarring fortnight, the synod fathers are now back on course