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Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

More experts also expected to be added to papal commission

Alice and Jeff Heinzen arrive for the morning session of the synod (CNS)

‘Fundamental truth that marriage is a divine gift from God must be shared’, say US couple

Pope Francis at the synod. He has spoken about the Middle East again (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Al-Qaeda group abducts Catholics on the day the Pope calls summit

Pope Francis attends the first full day of the family synod (AP)

After eight solid months of debate on Communion, Francis has shared his compelling vision for the family synod

Pope Francis (AP)

The 2015 visit to France is in addition to a trip to Strasbourg next month

Members of the faithful at a prayer vigil led by Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the synod (CNS)

Priests and bishops need to help couples understand the married vocation

Bishop Kieran Conry tendered his resignation after admitting to being 'unfaithful' to his priestly promises (Mazur)

Letters by Archbishop Smith and Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor read at Arundel and Brighton services

Pope Francis arrives at the synod hall for the first session of the family synod  (PA) Below: Video via RomeReports.com

Pope Francis addresses the first session of the family synod

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Synods ‘are meant to better nuture and tend the Lord’s vineyard’, says Pope

Francis and Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco pray during the vigil (AP)

Pope says bishops ‘must lend an ear to the rhythm of our time and perceive the odour of people today’