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Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart said Christians felt hope after the Russian intervention (AP)

Aleppo archbishop says Christians in the country feel hope thanks to Putin’s involvement

Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart (AP)

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Prelates pray before the opening of a morning session of the Synod of Bishops (Photo: AP)

Ghanaian archbishop says Church’s message of dignity for all will not change attitudes ‘overnight’

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz arrives for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops (CNS)

Archbishop Kurtz addressed the synod today

Cardinal Nichols (Photo: CNS)

Family is the most important thing in people’s lives, the cardinal said

Bishop Richard Moth (Photo: Mazur/

Bishop Moth says he is ‘extremely encouraged’ by renewed energy over reform

A nun carries a candle outside the Namugongo Shrine during the 2013 annual Uganda Martyrs' Day Ceremony (Photo: CNS)

Faithful urged to do penance and undertake charity for the poor

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban and Cardinal Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, Haiti (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says small group discussions are the ‘best part’ of any synod

Pope Francis greets the crowd outside the US Capitol during his visit to Washington DC (AP)

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Archbishop Chaput speaks with Pope Francis at the Vatican (CNS)

Archbishop Chaput spoke during a press conference today at the Vatican