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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/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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

Pope Francis sits with cardinals and bishops at the opening session of  the synod (AP)

US bishop spoke about the need to affirm Church teaching while accompanying all Catholics on the path to holiness

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The proposal to allow Anglican spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion will be discussed at the synod next week

Pope Francis arrives for the afternoon session of the synod on Saturday (AP)

Pope Francis reportedly responded to the letter by underlining support for procedures