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Sir Elton John has praised Pope Francis again (PA)

The musician says the Pontiff has brought the Church ‘into the 21st century’

The group expressed relief that the synod 'did not heed attempts to separate doctrine from sacramental and pastoral practice' (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Group of British priests hails the synod’s ‘brave refusal to accept ideological colonisation’

Pope Francis talks to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri in the Vatican synod hall (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 23

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

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Meeting ‘should not be considered a form of support of her position’

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (AP)

The Kentucky county court clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples met Francis during his papal visit

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna arrives at the Vatican synod hall (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says as a child of divorced parents he knows what it is to grow up in a ‘patchwork family’

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Once more we see the way something moves from being optional to being compulsory

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham during a hustings in Nottingham (PA)

Labour leadership contender has spoken about his Catholic upbringing and his current attitude to the faith

Catholic Priest in Ukraine (PA)

A letter to the Ukrainian president said the constitutional amendment would ‘seriously threaten’ family life