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Tapestries of the seven new saints hang from St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/10/16

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Pope Francis waves during his Regina Caeli address in St Peter's Square (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that the synod was not about ‘making doctrine’

Cardinal Pell: 'This Synod is what you might call a bit more spicy' (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 17-18

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Bishops leave a session of the family synod (CNS)

Letters from the Synod: October 14, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis talks to Cardinal Péter Erdő in the Vatican synod hall (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Bishops arrive for a morning session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 8, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis prays during the opening Mass of the family synod (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The controversial Archbishop Bruno Forte, centre, is on the synod's final-report commission (CNS)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, who will again preside over the synod, talks to Pope Francis outside the Synod Hall last October (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 1, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops