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Pope Francis greets the audience as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

During his general audience Pope Francis said we shouldn’t end the day without asking forgiveness of eachother

Pope Francis with African synod fathers outside the Vatican synod hall (Mazur/

The synod fathers issued this appeal for peace at the end of the three-week family synod

Pope Francis at the meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Synod of Bishops (AP)

Pontiff makes major address on 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz arrives for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops (CNS)

Archbishop Kurtz addressed the synod today

The controversial Archbishop Bruno Forte, centre, is on the synod's final-report commission (CNS)

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope said he had “high hopes” for the trip

The Vatican said that women were exploited in both the developed and developing world (CNS)

The instrumentum laboris criticises the surrogate culture of ‘wombs for rent’

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, presented the document at a press conference today (PA)

The Vatican has released the instrumentum laboris for October’s synod

US Cardinal Raymond  Burke, patron of the Knights of Malta (CNS)

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

Bishops and cardinals take part in last October's family synod (AP)

Organisers say initiative ‘is not a survey or poll of Catholic opinion’