Cardinal Donald Wuerl says the opening days of the Synod of Bishops are going smoothly. In an interview with Vatican Radio's Father Bernd Hagenkord, SJ, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., said, "We’re just beginning, but we’re off to a good start.”
Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square – the first of three Wednesday Audiences scheduled to take place during the course of the XIV Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Pope Francis leaves the Synod Hall at the end of the Monday evening session
A total of 72 Synod participants took the floor over the past 24 hours to discuss a wide range of issues related to marriage and family life. While some took a philosophical approach, others asked practical questions about how the Church can enter into dialogue with the culture of the modern world
Pope Francis leaves the hall after the Tuesday morning session of the Synod on the Family
After the morning session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the daily press briefing took place at the Holy See’s Press Office. The morning’s events were summarised - including the themes of the discussions.
The Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Stephen Brislin has said that African Bishops are bringing the voice of Africa into the synod hall.