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Pope Francis enters the synod hall on Saturday afternoon (AP)

Church must resist temptation both ‘to bow down to a worldly spirit’ and adopt a ‘hostile inflexibility’

Francis speaks to synod participants on Saturday morning (AP)

Francis gives speech criticising extremism both in defence of tradition and pursuit of progress

The synod of bishops in session on Saturday morning (CNS)

‘Christ wanted his Church to be a house with doors always open to welcome everyone,’ say bishops

The synod fathers attending a session of the family synod (AP)

Synod Fathers urge faithful to ‘walk with us towards the next synod’ in 2015

Cardinal George Pell has been an outspoken critic of Cardinal Kasper's proposal (CNS)

Cardinal Pell also criticises synod’s midterm report as “tendentious” and “skewed”

Cardinal Kasper, left, and Cardinal Ravasi talk as they leave a synod session (CNS)

In audio recording Cardinal Kasper appears to dismiss views of African bishops on homosexuality

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’

Baron Albrecht von Boeselager

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta discusses the dangers of providing aid in a volatile age

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

St Anthony founded the Claretians

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi listens to Governor of Pakistani Punjab Province Salman Taseer at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan (PA)

Asia Bibi has lost her appeal against the death penalty