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Cardinal Robert Sarah, centre, pictured at last year's extraordinary synod (CNS)

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

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

Pope Francis flanked by adviser Bishop Marcello Semeraro (AP)

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?

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster at the closing synod session (CNS)

The Archbishop of Westminster gives interview in which he says synod process is ‘beginning to gain maturity’

Cardinal George Pell (PA)

Synod members disagree on whether final report opens Communion to remarried on a case-by-case basis

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Addressing the Chaldean Synod, Pope Francis lamented the situation of Christians forced to flee their homes due to terrorism

he Global Network of Rainbow Catholics gathering

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics has released a statement in response to the synod on the family

Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of the synod  (AP)

The Pope referred to the conclusion of the synod on the family during his Angelus address

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pope Francis spoke at the Mass to mark the end of the three-week synod on the family

Pope Francis at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday (CNS)

During Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, the Pontiff thanked synod participants for ‘walking together’