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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to mark the closure of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Oct. 25

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to mark the closure of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Oct. 25

Pope Francis celebrates closing Mass of Synod of Bishops on Family

25/10/2015 14:00

Lines of faithful spiraled around St. Peter's Square from early on Sunday awaiting their chance to enter St. Peter’s Basilica for the closing Mass of the Synod on the Family

 

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Synod hall at the end of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Synod hall at the end of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Pope Francis addresses Synod of Bishops at conclusion

24/10/2015 19:27

Pope Francis addressed the Synod participants on Saturday evening after the vote on the final text by the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Pope Francis arrives for the last day of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Pope Francis arrives for the last day of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Synod on the Family: Press Briefing Day 17

24/10/2015 17:09

Saturday October 24: Cardinal Christoph Schoborn was present at the last of the daily briefings of the Synod on the Family. Also present with him at the briefing were Brazilian Cardinal, Raymundo Damasceno, and the Prior General of the Little Brothers of Jesus, Hervé Janson

Pope Francis arrives for a plenary session at the Synod on the Family

Pope Francis arrives for a plenary session at the Synod on the Family

Synod on the Family: Press Briefing Day 15

22/10/2015 16:14

Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that a way forward – for the divorced and civilly re-married – needs to be further explored and could be referred to in the final document of the Synod. 

Cardinal Reinhard Marx at the Wednesday Press Briefing for the Synod on the Family

Cardinal Reinhard Marx at the Wednesday Press Briefing for the Synod on the Family

Synod on the Family: Press Briefing Day 14

21/10/2015 17:40

“It is my hope that the Synod will be one that leaves us with open doors, not closed ones,” said Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany at the daily press briefing for the Synod on the Family.

Pope Francis and Cardinals at the Synod on the Family

Pope Francis and Cardinals at the Synod on the Family

Synod on the Family: Press Briefing Day 13

20/10/2015 16:06

Cardinal Napier cautioned against using “politically correct language” at the daily press briefing for the Synod on the Family.