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Pope Francis blesses a child at the Vatican on Saturday (AP)

Intentionally childless marriages can end ‘with the bitterness of bad solitude’, says Pontiff

Francis arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/04/14

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

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

The cardinal’s case is based on a doubtful interpretation of a tiny number of texts

Pope Francis preaches in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

We should not condemn ‘those who have failed in their love’, says Francis

The conference is being held at St Patrick's, Soho Square

Couple from Holy Trinity Brompton among speakers at conference at St Patrick’s, Soho

A couple at a Mass of thanksgiving for marriage in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The permanency of marriage is being undermined – Cardinal Nichols should put the Church’s preparation of couples at the centre of his mission

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Vincent Nichols in St Peter's Basilica on Saturday Below: Pope Francis with Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (CNS)

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome

Bishop Mark Davies with Luke Coppen, editor of The Catholic Herald (Photo: Simon Caldwell)

Bishop says agreements would invite couples to prepare for divorce

Commitment is difficult but rewarding

A new booklet on the decline of marriage should concern us

What will a society where the minority are brought up in traditional families look like? (PA)

The Church used to discuss this important subject a great deal, but in recent times the talking has stopped