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The family synod in session (CNS)

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

Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

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

Pope Francis (PA)

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

Bishops and cardinals  at the family synod (CNS)

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

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris (CNS)

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

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow (PA)

Archbishop Tartaglia urges compassion for those ‘caught up in separation’

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

More experts also expected to be added to papal commission

Pope Francis arrives for the afternoon session of the family synod today (PA)

Married couple Ron and Mavis Pirola address opening day of synod on family

Pope Francis arrives at the synod hall for the first session of the family synod  (PA) Below: Video via RomeReports.com

Pope Francis addresses the first session of the family synod

A street performer plays guitar outside Bath Abbey (PA)

Correct interaction between the secular and the sacred is vital for a healthy society