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Pope Francis arrives at the synod hall for the first session of the family synod  (PA) Below: Video via RomeReports.com

Pope Francis addresses the first session of the family synod

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Archbishop of Canterbury writes to Pope Francis and other church leaders

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Father Anthony Currer says it is significant that change has been implemented by the Church of England

The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops  (PA)

From a Catholic point of view, nothing much has changed – it is the principle of female ordination that is the sticking point.

A meeting of the General Synod at the Assembly Hall of Church House (Photo: PA)

Now the ‘Church in turmoil’ headline will run for another five years

The Church of England General Synod (PA photo)
The inauguration of the Church of England General Synod last month (Photo: PA wire)

Bishop Stack tells Church of England Synod that Anglicans aren’t alone in needing to reflect further on Mary

Catholic and Anglican bishops gather at Lambeth Palace as they await the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on September 17                                                                    (Chris Ison/PA Wire)

Catholic group in the General Synod claims that traditionalists will secure new provisions

Photo: PA

The Synod vote to ordain women bishops has left Anglo-Catholics puzzling over whether leave the Church of England

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the General Synod (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

And poor old Rowan Williams is slapped down again