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A Swiss Guard salutes as Pope Francis leaves the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Erdő makes announcement during first synod session

Bishop Kieran Conry tendered his resignation after admitting to being 'unfaithful' to his priestly promises (Mazur)

Letters by Archbishop Smith and Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor read at Arundel and Brighton services

Pope Francis arrives at the synod hall for the first session of the family synod  (PA) Below: Video via

Pope Francis addresses the first session of the family synod

Bishops arrive at St Peter's on Sunday for a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered homily during Mass at St Peter’s on Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Synods ‘are meant to better nuture and tend the Lord’s vineyard’, says Pope

Fr Benedict Groeschel appears on EWTN (CNS)

Founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal dies aged 81

Francis and Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco pray during the vigil (AP)

Pope says bishops ‘must lend an ear to the rhythm of our time and perceive the odour of people today’

The school was marked down for failing to have its curriculum on its site

High-achieving school is told its pupils show ‘less awareness of the dangers of extremism’

Pope Francis appealed to the faithful to listen to their guardian angels (CNS)

Guardian angels are not the stuff of fantasy, the Pope said

Daily readings: October 5-11

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms