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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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