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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 25 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The synod heard the story of a couple who were cruelly separated but remained faithful

Priests arrive for the inaugural ceremony (Photo: CNS)

The ceremony was attended by Catholic and Orthodox priests

A sparrow rests on a barbed wire fence that surrounds prison where the bishop died

Bishop Durcovici was starved to death in 1951

Romania's faith is still recovering from 40 years of Communism

A Canadian couple are returning to the birthplace to fight the culture of death

Mgr Vladimir Ghika was beatified last week (CNS photo/

Mgr Ghika, tortured to death at the age of 80, had ‘an ecumenical heart’

Mgr Vladimir Ghika helped restore France's ties with the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

Flowers laid outside the home of Baroness Thatcher in Belgravia

Reports suggest Margaret Thatcher will have a street in Madrid named after her.

The caring approach of Russian hospitals today stands in contrast to the forced birth policy of Ceaușescu (Photo: PA)

Fr Alexis Tarasov says that sometimes talking and listening to someone is all it takes