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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

African synod fathers attend a meeting in Rome on Wednesday (CNS)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Nichols (Photo: CNS)

Family is the most important thing in people’s lives, the cardinal said

Pope Francis jokes with Italian musician Salvatore Sessa in St Peter's Square (AP)

Francis tells the faithful that families bring needed values and a humanising spirit to society

Synod fathers pray at the start of a morning session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 7, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops