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Cardinal George Pell Below: Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols says family synod called faithful ‘to walk alongside people in difficult situations’

Pope Francis  at the synod on the family (CNS)

But why is Cardinal Burke himself, the hero of the synod, being eased out? And what are these disquieting rumours about Cardinal Müller?

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will be shorter than a usual synod, says cardinal

Francis addresses cardinals in the synod hall in February (CNS)

Officials present working document for crucial synod of bishop in October

Francis holds on a press conference on the flight to Rome (AP) Below: A video of the press conference (CNS)

Pope confirms Vatican is probing claims about Cardinal Bertone’s handling of funds

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’

A Vatican flag flies beside a German flag in a gift shop in Munich (AP)

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Archbishop Longley said that we should be slow to judge (PA)

Archbishop Longley said that parishes must reach out to victims of family breakdown

The English and Welsh bishops with Cardinal Ouellet (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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Pope Francis (AP)

The Holy Father has prompted millions to re-examine their prejudices about the Church