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Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton discussed the synod in an interview with Vatican Radio

Francis says courage must be shown to end rising violence between Palestinians and Israelis

The US cardinal told America magazine the synod was not being manipulated

Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic at the end of November

Several lay couples addressed the synod, highlighting various issues facing families around the world

First canonisation of a married couple takes place in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Bishop James Conley was given the pectoral cross by Benedict XVI in 2012

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Pontiff makes major address on 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops

‘If we are going to really accompany people, we have to first of all engage them,’ says Archbishop Cupich