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Pope Francis blesses the faithful at the end of the  general audience (AP)

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the latest in his series of talks on family life

Vatican prelates read excerpts from a papal bull in which Pope Francis proclaimed an extraordinary jubilee Year of Mercy (Photo: AP)

Bishops’ conference initiative will assist people who face having their utilities cut off

Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

China scraps one-child family policy

The ruling Communist Party has called time on the controversial policy amid concerns over its ageing population

Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of the synod  (AP)

The Pope referred to the conclusion of the synod on the family during his Angelus address

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pope Francis spoke at the Mass to mark the end of the three-week synod on the family

Pope Francis at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday (CNS)

During Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, the Pontiff thanked synod participants for ‘walking together’

Pope Francis prays at the Synod (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Podcast: How will the synod end?

Madeleine Teahan and Fr Mark Drew discuss the final week of the Family Synod

Cardinal Gerhard Müller is part of the German language group (CNS)

The group provided detailed suggestions for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics who want to receive the sacraments

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz,  the rapporteur of Circulus Anglicus 'A' (CNS)

The full report of Circulus Anglicus ‘A’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, rapporteur of Circulus Anglicus 'B' (AP)

The full report of Circulus Anglicus ‘B’