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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

Twenty seventh Sunday of the Year, Is 5:1-7; Ps 80; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 (Year A)

A detail of the Vision of St Bruno by José de Ribera

St Bruno (October 6) maintained a quiet desire for solitude throughout his life

Eugenio Scalfari (Photo: PA)

Eugenio Scalfari told the BBC about his request in an interview aired this week