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Cardinal Reinhard Marx says the German Church is 'not just a subsidiary of Rome' (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Localism, at the expense of universalism, is a deadly poison for Catholics

Pope Francis, cardinals and cardinal-designates pray before a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’

Cardinal Kasper (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says he hopes the synod would find a ‘common answer, with a large majority’

Archbishop Bashar Warda: 'For me, Daesh [ISIS] is a cancer' (CNS/Simon Caldwell)

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Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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The ‘fine theologian’ Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis at the Vatican (AP)

Theologians forensically take apart Cardinal Walter Kasper’s case for Communion for the remarried

A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the Catholic cathedral in Limburg (CNS)

Why the German Church is rich and arrogant

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako, centre, at the family synod (CNS)

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After an ugly and jarring fortnight, the synod fathers are now back on course

Cardinal George Pell has been an outspoken critic of Cardinal Kasper's proposal (CNS)

Cardinal Pell also criticises synod’s midterm report as “tendentious” and “skewed”