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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

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

Proposals for changes to structure of the Curia emerging at the Vatican