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Synod On Family 2015

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

Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh who is attending his first Synod of Bishops in the Vatican

Irish Church must respond better to challenges of family life

23/10/2015 17:18

In the closing days of the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh gives an honest analysis of how the Irish Church must step up its support for families in need and reach out to those who have drifted away from the faith

Pope Francis with African Church leaders

Pope Francis poses for a photo with African Church leaders outside the Synod Hall on Friday

Synod of bishops fine-tuning final document on family life

23/10/2015 16:20

With just two days to go until the end of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, participants at Friday's briefing spoke about their hopes for a final document which is now being fine-tuned and will be voted on by the bishops on Saturday

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

‘Vatican Weekend’ for October 24, 2015

22/10/2015 16:23

(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for October 24, 2015 features a report on the audience of Pope Francis, an interview with Synod Father, Bishop of Northampton in Central England, Peter Doyle, echoes of the pontificate of St John Paul II and a musical meditation on the 2nd Joyful Mystery. .

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.

Bishops in the Synod Hall

Bishops at the Synod on the Family listen to reports from the Circuli Minores on Tuesday

Synod's small groups seek consensus amid diverging visions

21/10/2015 12:46

Participants at the Synod have concluded their small group work focused on the final part of the document, dedicated to ‘The Mission of the Family today' seeking to draw together their disparate views on the challenges facing families today.