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Topic: Vatican

Cardinal Pell calls for ‘no doctrinal back-flips’ at next family synod

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

Family unity endangered by culture of conflict, says Pope Francis

Francis spoke to 8,000 lay members of the international Schonstatt movement

The ‘media synod’ has eclipsed the real one

The main thrust of the synod’s message and final report was ignored by the secular media

Pope Francis: ‘Death penalty and life imprisonment should be abolished’

The Vatican recently eliminated life imprisonment from its own penal code.

Pope welcomes Bayern Munich to the Vatican

After beating Roma 7-1 in a Champions League match, players from Bayern Munich visited Pope Francis at the Vatican

The post-Synod debate must not help foster a North-South divide

Any talk of a split between North and South is an attack on the Catholic nature of the Church

A night to forget at Vatican Museums

Closed galleries and poor lighting make an evening trip to the Vatican Museums an uninspiring experience

Well, Pope Francis, as Cardinal Burke implored, has now firmly upheld the depositum fidei: but has he let loose forces he can’t control?

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

Justin Bieber ‘told off’ during visit to Vatican

Pop star reportedly reprimanded for kicking football in Vatican building

Family synod: Cardinal Napier added to drafting committee

Updated translation of mid-term report released by Vatican