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The ‘media synod’ has eclipsed the real one

The main thrust of the synod’s message and final report was ignored by the secular media

Pope Francis: ‘Death penalty and life imprisonment should be abolished’

The Vatican recently eliminated life imprisonment from its own penal code.

The post-Synod debate must not help foster a North-South divide

Any talk of a split between North and South is an attack on the Catholic nature of the Church

A night to forget at Vatican Museums

Closed galleries and poor lighting make an evening trip to the Vatican Museums an uninspiring experience

Justin Bieber ‘told off’ during visit to Vatican

Pop star reportedly reprimanded for kicking football in Vatican building

Family synod: Mid-term report stirs controversy among bishops

Cardinal Burke accuses synod leaders of giving a distorted view of the proceedings

Francis: If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

Sorry, but the synod’s draft report is no earthquake

The report merely reflects what Italian Jesuit theologians have been saying for decades

Debate: Is the family synod document a triumph or disaster?

Join the discussion on the family synod’s mid-term report

Family synod: Married couple ask Pope to clear up ‘confusion’ on contraception

Brazilian couple tell synod Church should stop giving ‘contradictory advice’ on birth control