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Pope Francis (AP)

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

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

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

Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, who died on Saturday (CNS)

Italian Cardinal Biffi dies at 87

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

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Raymond Burke in 2015 (CNS)
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As the crucial family synod approaches, his critics could prove his greatest allies

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at St Peter's Basilica (CNS/Angelo Carconi, EPA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/05/15

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19 priests lie on the ground during an ordination ceremony in Rome on Sunday  (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

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

Pope Francis talks to Cardinal Seán O'Malley as they arrive for a meeting at the Vatican in February (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/02/15

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Pope Francis speaks during yesterday's Angelus address (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/02/15

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Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Francis addresses College of Cardinals ahead of closed session in the synod hall