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The friends of Francis are urging him to take a revolutionary step after the synod. But there are good reasons why he might reject their advice

The debate about press freedom is a distraction from the real scandal

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In a letter to Cardinal Parolin, Francis said until a new apostolic constitution is created established rules still apply

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis said the cardinal guided his flock with ‘zeal and wisdom’

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As the crucial family synod approaches, his critics could prove his greatest allies

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Pope Francise warned priests not to be like ‘peacocks’, but there’s nothing wrong with them taking pride in their appearance

Advisers put episcopal accountability ‘on the table’ during latest meeting with Francis