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The survey will help inform a report that will be sent to the Vatican ahead of next year’s synod

The Pope said that in a synodal Church there was ‘a movement from high to low’

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

The bishops released a statement at the conclusion of their synod in which they rejected a partitioning of the Middle East

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage


The chance of a fixed date being agreed for Easter is close to zero

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/01/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A selection of essays by Cardinal Sarah and others demonstrate the inspiration of the Holy Spirit at work

Article quoting Pope Francis by Eugenio Scalfari is ‘in no way reliable’, says Vatican spokesman

The cracks widen at the family synod


The past three weeks have shown there is a real fracture within the Catholic hierarchy. Can Francis find a way to lead and unite the conflicting factions?