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Pope Francis shares a word with Cardinal Nichols during the synod  (AP)

Cardinal Nichols urges faithful to ‘believe Francis’s own words’ at the end of the synod

Pope Francis leaves St Peter's Square after the beatification Mass (AP)

Two-week extraordinary synod of bishops ends with beatification Mass

Pope Francis enters the synod hall on Saturday afternoon (AP)

Church must resist temptation both ‘to bow down to a worldly spirit’ and adopt a ‘hostile inflexibility’

Francis speaks to synod participants on Saturday morning (AP)

Francis gives speech criticising extremism both in defence of tradition and pursuit of progress

Pope Francis has never travelled to the US before (Photo: CNS)

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’

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