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Pope Francis greets people in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope says those who consider family ties peripheral to life ‘don’t understand a thing’

Pope Francis in discussion with Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi at last year's synod (CNS)

Publication is expected ‘in a few weeks’, according to statement released by the Vatican

Pope Francis spoke about families today (PA)

Pope Francis discussed the role of parents in educating children at today’s General Audience

Manif demonstrators in Paris in 2014 (PA)

The French counter-revolution

A mass protest movement against the Socialist government’s same-sex marriage bill put a million people on the streets – and has paved the way for a youth-driven Catholic revival

Pope Francis points to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (CNS)

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

In March 500 priests in Britain signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a ‘firm proclamation’ upholding Church teaching

Cardinal Pell spoke after the conference on the family (CNS)

The cardinal was speaking at the Voice of the Family conference in Rome on Saturday

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis met Archbishop Antje Jackelen of Uppsala, Sweden, at the Vatican

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduce the newborn Princess to the world (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Mary would be the very best name of all for the new arrival

Pope Francis arrives for his General Audience today (AP)

Pope Francis makes equality plea in general audience reflection