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Bishops arrive at a morning session of last October's synod (PA)

An extract from a new e-book by Edward Pentin is required reading ahead of the upcoming synod on the family

'Pope Francis concluded his final address by quoting his immediate predecessor extensively' (CNS)

The main thrust of the synod’s message and final report was ignored by the secular media

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience on Wednesday (CNS)

The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will meet at the Vatican in October