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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

Mum and Dad are Splitting Up explored the impact caused by married couple's separating  (PA)

I watched Mum and Dad are Splitting Up with some trepidation, but it proved to be a candid and emotional documentary

Keira Knightley was married last month (Photo: PA)

Sincerity not size is what’s important when it comes to marriage ceremonies

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

Archbishop Nichols and Archbishop Smith say the Bill is ‘far more profound than it first appears’

Your wedding doe not have to be as grand as this (PA)

Couples are reluctant to have their big day in this country

Mick and Mairead Philpott who were convicted of manslaughter this week

Multiple marriages are not the norm for Catholics, despite what the Daily Mail says

MPs will debate the Bill at its second reading next Tuesday (Photo: PA)

Here we publish the bishops’ conference briefing in full