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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

Supporters of traditional marriage hold signs near Capitol Hill (CNS)

The US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether states that bar same-sex marriage must recognise such unions

A total of 43 per cent of women surveyed said they would support moves to halve the legal upper time limit for abortions (PA)

A ComRes survey also found that women were more pro-life then men on practically every issue considered

Cardinal Vincent Nichols  talks with Pope Francis as they arrive for the concluding session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops (CNS)

505 lay people have written to the Catholic Herald in support of their priests

Cardinal Nichols at the Chrism Mass (Diocese of Westminster/Mazur)

Archbishop of Westminster says family synod is ‘a time of prayerful discernment’ in Chrism Mass homily