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Cardinal Wilfrid Napier arriving at the synod (CNS)

Updated translation of mid-term report released by Vatican

The synod in session (CNS)

Read the English translation of the relatio post disceptationem

Cardinal Kasper says that the Pope agrees with him on Communion for the divorced and re-married (PA)

The Church needs a leader now not a life coach

Cardinal Kasper has said that some divorced and re-married Catholics should be allowed to receive Communion (PA)

Cardinal Kasper says Pope thinks ‘great majority’ of Catholics support a ‘responsible opening’

Pope Francis (CNS)

God wants to see a faith that inspires action, says Francis in homily

The family synod in session (CNS)

Cardinal Burke accuses synod leaders of giving a distorted view of the proceedings

Francis is seeking a revolution in the culture, rather than content, of Catholicism

The synod fathers have yet to translate Francis’s vision into a coherent pastoral plan

Emer McCarthy interviewing Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto for Vatican Radio (CNS)

Millions of people rely on a broadcaster that has shown it can move nimbly with the times

A worshipper holds a rosary inside the Basilica of the Holy Child in Tacloban, Philippines (CNS)

Prayers urged in wake of claims of Islamist threat to pontiff

Pope Francis wipes his eyes at the start of the morning session of the synod yesterday (CNS)

There is good reason to discuss what can be done pastorally within the context of doctrinal truth