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The Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew by Duccio di Buoninsegna

Fifth Sunday of the Year: Is 6:1-8; 1 cor 15:1-11; lk 5:1-11 (year c)

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass of the family synod (AP)

What the family synod means for us

The three-week gathering has opened up a new appreciation of family life in the Church

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

Synod fathers pray at the start of a morning session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 7, 2015

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

Pope Francis meets Russian president Vladimir Putin in a private audience at the Vatican. Below, Ukrainians gather for the Pope's general audience (AP/CNS photos)

Pope Francis gave Putin a medallion of the ‘Angel of Peace’ at the Vatican yesterday

Pope Francis meets representatives of Leadership Conference of Women Religious at Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

LCWR leaders met Pope Francis today as the Vatican announced the conclusion of the process

Cardinal Reinhard Marx (CNS)

Bishops appeal for change in report prepared for the first family synod

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis has given an exclusive interview to the Argentine daily La Nacion

Benedict XVI, assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, arrives for Pope Francis's encounter with the elderly in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The joy of the gospel, says Pope Benedict, lies in the authentic truth about God

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Pope meets with Vatican officials to reflect on Evangelii Gaudium