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Pope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican  last year (CNS)

The so-called C9 held its sixth meeting earlier this week with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Cardinal Kasper (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Italian newspaper that he stands with Pope Francis

Pope Francis  (AP)

If the synod is badly handled we will have to live with the results for years to come

Cardinal George Pell Below: Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

The cardinal calls for a restatement of church teaching in a new book

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

Mgr Marcus Stock, Bishop-elect of Leeds (Mazur)

Mgr Marcus Stock appointed Bishop of Leeds

‘I am overwhelmed at the trust which the Holy Father has placed in me,’ says bishop-elect.

Pope Francis prays by the gravestones of an Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano di Redipuglia, northern Italy (CNS)

Pope makes comments at Italy’s largest war memorial

The synod on the family is the first since Francis’ election in March 2013 (PA)

The Vatican now has a formal invitation from the Turkish president

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