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'For a true traditionalist Catholic, the Pope – the Pope we actually have, not some dream pope who isn’t going to materialise – is his guide' (AP)

It went largely unreported: now, it should be constantly reiterated. If it is, this could be one of the great pontificates

Pope Francis (CNS)

The real Francis is not the kindly figure in white showing indulgence to all that the world imagines

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke about the extraordinary synod during his general audience this morning

Pope Francis at the extraordinary synod in October (CNS)

Document includes 46 questions for national bishops’ conferences around the world

Pope Francis meets with young refugees from Syria and Iraq during his trip to Turkey (CNS)

Pope Francis answered questions on the synod on his journey home from Turkey

The Pope speaks during a press conference on the flight from Istanbul to Rome (AP)

Francis says ‘every religion’ is blighted by ‘little groups’ of fundamentalists

'You are really spoiling us': a tempting cluster of Ferrero Rocher

The family synod showed that the Church is still struggling to come to terms with the digital era

Cardinal Napier (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal was a leading critic of the mid-term report

Cardinal DiNardo and Archbishop Kurtz share a light moment at the US bishops' plenary meeting (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/11/14

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

Bishop Davies says Christians today need 'supernatural courage' (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop says he wants to dispel ‘any misleading impression’ created by synod