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Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi signed the bishops' statement (CNS)

Bishops say vaccines must be ‘appropriately tested and proven to be safe’

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

Reflections ‘will aid the process of true spiritual discernment that the Holy Father has asked the Church to engage in’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope addressed employees of the Italian Catholic bishops’ television station, TV 2000

Pope Francis at the extraordinary synod in October (CNS)

Document includes 46 questions for national bishops’ conferences around the world

'Neonatal tetanus is a disease, like so many diseases, of poverty'

Kenyan bishops say a new vaccination campaign is a covert population control programme – they are tragically wrong

'It's wrong to admit someone in an irregular union to Holy Communion in the first place, and wrong too from a practical point of view'

Next year’s Synod must stick to the current teaching and resist harmful innovation

Italian Coast Guard vessels gather at the spot where 366 migrants perished in the 2013 Lampedusa migrant boat disaster (CNS)

Criticism continues for move by European nations to scale down search and rescue

The synod in session (CNS)

Vatican release English version of report released at conclusion of synod on the family

Margot Parker: ‘Churches have grown because they are full of Catholic immigrants. I don’t have a problem with this. It’s terrific for the Church’

MEP Margot Parker says her party has a strong Catholic contingent that wants to build bridges with the Church

Members of the faithful at a prayer vigil led by Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the synod (CNS)

Priests and bishops need to help couples understand the married vocation