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

Cardinal addresses media at the end of the first week of the synod

Francis says Church must avoid ‘false conflict’ between pastors and academics

Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Ecclesiological Investigations conference on Saturday

Cardinal Roberto Tucci died at the age of 93

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

At last Cardinal Jean Daniélou is beginning to be honoured as he should be

Cardinal Burke says that ‘through sound family life, our society will be transformed’

Pontiff says Blessed Paul VI ‘inaugurated the liturgical reform’ with Mass in 1965

The Pope will visit the parish in Rome where Blessed Paul VI celebrated his first public Mass in Italian