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Full text: Updated mid-term report on family synod

The synod in session (CNS)

Read the English translation of the relatio post disceptationem

Archbishop Kurtz hopes synod’s final report will ‘refine and clarify’

Archbishop Kurtz is president of the American Bishops' Conference (CNS)

The president of the U.S Catholic Bishops spoke to reporters yesterday

Catholics permitted to eat meat on Boxing Day, say English and Welsh bishops

Catholics will be allowed to eat meat on Friday December 26, this year (PA)

Boxing Day this year falls on a Friday when Catholics are usually asked to abstain from meat

Cardinal Kasper: majority of the synod fathers now support Communion for remarried

Cardinal Kasper has said that some divorced and re-married Catholics should be allowed to receive Communion (PA)

Cardinal Kasper says Pope thinks ‘great majority’ of Catholics support a ‘responsible opening’

Ann Widdecombe: Church’s ban on Communion for divorced and re-married is ‘unduly harsh’

Ann Widdecombe is a convert to Catholicism (Photo: Simon Caldwell, St Gabriel News and Media)

The former Catholic MP said that the teaching caused huge distress