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Archbishop Mark Coleridge, rapporteur of Circulus Anglicus 'C' (CNS)

The full report of Circulus Anglicus ‘C’

Archbishop Charles Chaput, rapporteur of Circulus Anglicus 'D' (AP)

The full report of Circulus Anglicus ‘D’

Pope Francis delivers his blessing at the end of a meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Synod of Bishops (AP)

Observers discussed marriage, domestic violence and single mothers at the synod last week

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane arriving for a synod session (CNS)

Archbishop Mark Coleridge has called for ‘a new kind of pastoral creativity’

Bishop Peter Doyle (Mazur/

Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton discussed the synod in an interview with Vatican Radio

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington (CNS)

The US cardinal told America magazine the synod was not being manipulated

Anthony and Catherine Witczak and others leaving a synod session (CNS)

Several lay couples addressed the synod, highlighting various issues facing families around the world

Cardinal Reinhard Marx 'wants to admit the divorced and civilly remarried to Holy Communion' (AP)

If the synod ends without an official decision on Communion for the divorced and remarried then the uncertainty and acrimony will be prolonged

Cardinals Thomas Collins of Toronto and Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, talk as they arrive for a synod session (CNS)

Most of the synod’s 13 working groups have asked for a greater use of Scripture in the synod’s text

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, papal spokesman, with two couples attending the synod (CNS)

Several of the participants spoke to the press on Tuesday at a Vatican briefing