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Prelates pray before the opening of a morning session of the Synod of Bishops (Photo: AP)

Ghanaian archbishop says Church’s message of dignity for all will not change attitudes ‘overnight’

Mgr Krzysztof Charamsa and his partner Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a press conference in Rome (AP)

Doctrinal official says he ‘is happy and proud of his identity’ at press conference in Rome

The 'Global Network of Rainbow Catholics' will be launched before the synod begins this Sunday (AP)

Appeal comes in briefing paper sent to English bishops attending family synod

Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury blesses Pope Francis during a private meeting at the Vatican last year  (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Luther’s criticism of Aristotle does not seem important today. Nor will today’s political fads in the future

Bishops and cardinals  at the family synod (CNS)

Join the discussion on the family synod’s mid-term report

A bride smiles during the joint wedding ceremony in St Peter's last month (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/09/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

So, Pope Francis, we hear you're going to create female cardinals… (AP)

Remember when the Pope named himself Francis I, backed female cardinals and abolished sin? Neither do we

Francis may develop the insights contained in Humanae Vitae (CNS)

I bet Francis is going to develop Church teaching on birth control at some point in his pontificate

Cardinal Peter Turkson (PA)

‘Homosexuals are not criminals,’ says Ghanaian cardinal

Cardinal Oswald Gracias is one of the Pope's eight closest cardinal-advisers (AP)

One of the Pope’s advisers speaks out after Supreme Court in India restores ban on homosexual acts