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Pope Francis addresses the synod fathers (Mazur/

The Holy Father addressed the synod fathers at the end of their three-week meeting in Rome

Pope Francis arrives at the synod hall with Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Ouagadougou (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 24

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis prays at the Synod (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Podcast: How will the synod end?

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

The Pope said reading the signs of the times isn't a skill exclusive to "a cultural elite" (CNS)

God’s gift of freedom means people must not be afraid to use it, the Pope said

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that the synod was not about ‘making doctrine’

Pope Francis talks to Bishop Fabio Fabene and Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri outside the Vatican synod hall (AP)

Francis announces new dicastery at session of the family synod

A priest hears a confession (CNS)

“Mercy Works: Practical Love for the 21st Century” is a must-read

French soldiers secure St Joseph Cathedral after an attack by Seleka rebel fighters in the Central African Republic in July last year (CNS)

How can the Pope visit this troubled country safely?

'The truth of law illuminates the mercy of God' (CNS)

The Pope’s recent comment about ‘doctors of the law’ is being flung in canonists’ faces

Cardinal Gerhard Müller is part of the German language group (CNS)

The group provided detailed suggestions for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics who want to receive the sacraments