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Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Sunday (CNS)

Francis spoke to 8,000 lay members of the international Schonstatt movement

An American university has carried out research into the cost of weddings and the success of marriages (AP Photo)

Money and how you spend it can be a prime source of friction in a marriage

Cardinal Nichols arrives for the opening Mass of the family synod (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal also praises testimonies of married couples who ‘set the scene’ for synod discussions

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

The blogosphere has been ignited by the synod on the family

Members of the faithful at a prayer vigil led by Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the synod (CNS)

Priests and bishops need to help couples understand the married vocation

Pope Francis blesses new spouses this month (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

With Britain the divorce capital of Europe, young people need all the help they can get

Newly married couples kneel as Pope Francis celebrates the marriage rite for 20 couples during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday (CNS)

The Turning argues that parents who want to instil traditional values in their children can’t do so alone

Newly married couples attend a wedding ceremony witnessed by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (AP) Below: A video of the ceremony (CTV)

Marriage is a symbol of ‘real life’, Pope tells newlyweds in Rome

A newly married couple walk past Swiss Guards after a general audience with the Pope (Photo: CNS)

Rome vicariate says couples in all kinds of situations will be wed in Sunday’s ceremony

Newlyweds walk past Swiss Guards at Wednesday's general audience (CNS)

The ceremony will be the first papal celebration of a wedding since 2000