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The cardinal presented the document during a press conference at the Vatican this morning

The Pope’s exhortation makes a crucial reference to John Paul II’s encyclical Familiaris Consortio

The friends of Francis are urging him to take a revolutionary step after the synod. But there are good reasons why he might reject their advice

Francis has steadily prepared the Church for change. It’s foolish to ignore the signs

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

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

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

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

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

The synod fathers have yet to translate Francis’s vision into a coherent pastoral plan