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The office will be responsible ‘for the promotion of the life and apostolate of the lay faithful and the pastoral care of the family’

The Pope said pastors do not have a monopoly on finding solutions to contemporary problems

The Pope has written a message to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity

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Madeleine Teahan and Fr Mark Drew discuss the final week of the Family Synod

We owe him our deepest gratitude. His visit was as great a success as that of John Paul II in 1982

And, in some ways, Catholics in Britain have already risen to the challenge