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Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a church in New Hampshire on Tuesday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/12/15

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

Mother Angelica turned a monastery garage into a global Catholic media network (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/12/15

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

The synod was ‘dominated by ideas many conservatives thought had been put to rest’ (CNS)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pictured in 1987 (AP)

In 1985 Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter that eerily addresses the questions raised at the family synod

Cardinals leave the synod hall on the last day of the family synod (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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

The family synod: 'Genuine compassion concerns action, not emotion' (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The synod fathers must be careful that they are not misled by emotions

Pope Francis arrives for yesterday afternoon's session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 21

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

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has done the family synod a great service (AP)

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

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