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Pope Francis pauses for thought during a session of the family synod (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The synod fathers must vote tomorrow on a controversial proposal on conscience (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A new proposal on conscience is a frontal assault on the teachings of Veritatis Splendor, Gaudium et Spes and Cardinal Newman

African synod fathers attend a meeting in Rome on Wednesday (CNS)
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Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The synod fathers will gather in Rome this weekend (CNS)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Archbishops and cardinals wait to enter the Vatican Synod Hall (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Nichols (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Nichols provides a wonderful antidote to the legalism that sees morality as a set of rules

Dr Giles Fraser Photo: PA

Dr Giles Fraser is mistaken when he suggests that celebrating the triumph of the Cross is theologically illiterate

Archbishop Chaput preaches at the end of the Fortnight for Freedom (CNS)

Archbishop preaches at end of US bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom