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If the synod ends without an official decision on Communion for the divorced and remarried then the uncertainty and acrimony will be prolonged

China continues to persecute Christians, but our hypocritical government will do nothing to hold President XI to account during his state visit

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

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Madeleine Teahan and Fr Mark Drew discuss this week’s dramatic events in Rome

The Reformation with its attendant iconoclasm stripped England of much of its numinosity

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

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