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Cardinal Nichols at the Chrism Mass (Diocese of Westminster/Mazur)

Archbishop of Westminster says family synod is ‘a time of prayerful discernment’ in Chrism Mass homily

Pope Francis with a newly married couple (CNS)

I had not the slightest hesitation in signing the letter, and I was grateful to the organisers for undertaking the task

'During the past 30 years, Nagasaki's Catholic population has dropped from 75,000 to 62,000' (CNS)

Comments by the archbishop appeared in a report outlining the conclusions of an archdiocesan synod

Pope Francis, cardinals and cardinal-designates pray before a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’

Blessed Louis and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux (CNS)

The canonisation ceremony for Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin is expected to take place during October’s synod

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (CNS)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said that families deserve to be held up and supported in their daily lives

The synod fathers attending a session of the family synod (AP)

Reflections ‘will aid the process of true spiritual discernment that the Holy Father has asked the Church to engage in’

Pope Francis meets with young refugees from Syria and Iraq during his trip to Turkey (CNS)

Pope Francis answered questions on the synod on his journey home from Turkey

Lord Sacks, the former chief rabbi of Great Britain (PA photo)

Lord Jonathan Sacks and two Anglican Bishops to attend discussions on traditional marriage

Cardinal Tagle speaking to Pope Francis at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal says synod was more than a series of discussions on divorce and gay unions