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'Until the rule of law is respected, then places like the Philippines will continue to be corrupt' (PA)

Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight of global poverty

Pope Francis and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila arrive to celebrate Mass at Manila's cathedral (Photo: CNS)

The Pope was speaking at a meeting with families in Manila

Pope Francis greets a baby at the Vatican earlier this year (CNS)

The Pope baptised 33 infants during a Mass yesterday

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells Malawi bishops to focus on families

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis makes remarks in a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers

Cardinal Tagle speaking to Pope Francis at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal says synod was more than a series of discussions on divorce and gay unions

'It's wrong to admit someone in an irregular union to Holy Communion in the first place, and wrong too from a practical point of view'

Next year’s Synod must stick to the current teaching and resist harmful innovation

Cardinal George Pell Below: Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols says family synod called faithful ‘to walk alongside people in difficult situations’

Our latest Christian Adams cartoon

After an ugly and jarring fortnight, the synod fathers are now back on course

Pope Francis wipes his eyes at the start of the morning session of the synod yesterday (CNS)

There is good reason to discuss what can be done pastorally within the context of doctrinal truth