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The synod was ‘dominated by ideas many conservatives thought had been put to rest’ (CNS)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Pope Francis welcomed over a hundred leaders of the World Jewish Congress (PA)

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke about the 'new climate economy' at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (CNS)

Vatican secretary of state suggests Pontiff will issue the exhortation ‘soon’

Mother Teresa is seen in Calcutta, India, in 1979 (Photo: PA)

Father Santos spoke about a parishioner who recovered from several brain tumours

The synod fathers pray during a session of this month's family synod (AP)

The great party politics trap

The Holy Father denounced many of the synod fathers as being Pharisees rather than good pastors

Pope Francis flanked by adviser Bishop Marcello Semeraro (AP)

The cracks widen at the family synod

The past three weeks have shown there is a real fracture within the Catholic hierarchy. Can Francis find a way to lead and unite the conflicting factions?

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass of the family synod (AP)

What the family synod means for us

The three-week gathering has opened up a new appreciation of family life in the Church

Pope Francis with Philippine President Benigno Aquino in January (AP)

President Benigno Aquino spoke to reporters about Pope Francis’s trip to the Philippines earlier this year

An injured Pakistani injured child attending the funeral of his grandfather who died in the earthquake (AP)

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake has left at least 380 dead

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

The Pope addressed a special audience in St Peter’s Square to mark the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate