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Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the USCCB

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Synod groups work to fine tune document on family life

15/10/2014 17:11

Participants at the Synod on the Family continued their work in small language groups to amend their working document made public earlier this week

Some of Malawi's Bishops at Mass in Malawi

Some of Malawi's Bishops at Mass in Malawi

Resist Western influences says Bishop Zuza of Mzuzu in Malawi

15/10/2014 15:48

The Malawian representative at the Synod on the Family, Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza of Mzuzu Diocese says that the Church in Malawi will continue to resist negative Western lifestyles notwithstanding the poverty in the country. 

Cardinal Wilfred Napier at the Synod on the Family

Cardinal Wilfred Napier at the Synod on the Family

Bishops stress Monday's Synod report is "work in progress"

14/10/2014 16:43

At the press briefing in the Vatican on Tuesday bishops stressed that the mid-term report, published on Monday, is a “work in progress” and not a definitive document of Church teaching on family life. 

Alice and Jeffrey Heinzen, auditors at the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Alice and Jeffrey Heinzen, auditors at the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Synod concludes first phase of debate on family life

10/10/2014 17:33

Bishops and lay experts attending the Synod on the Family are coming to the end of their first week’s work and moving into their language discussion groups for the second phase of their meeting. 

Archbishop Paul-André Durocher speaks at the Synod on the Family

Canadian Archbishop Paul-André Durocher speaks at the Synod on the Family

Synod seeks to model God's marriage of justice and mercy

09/10/2014 17:18

Bishops at the Synod on the Family strive to discern how the Church can remain true to its core beliefs while showing mercy, compassion and forgiveness to individuals who fail to live up to its high ideals

Bishop Peter Kang U-Il of Jeju, South Korea

Bishop Peter Kang U-Il of Jeju, South Korea

Bishop Kang: practical solutions in keeping with the faith

09/10/2014 09:45

As the work of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops continues, several participants have been sharing their their early impressions with Vatican Radio, including Bishop Peter Kang U-il of Jeju in South Korea

Pope Francis addresses Synod Fathers

Pope Francis addresses Synod Fathers

Pope to Synod Fathers: speak frankly and listen humbly

06/10/2014 12:16

Pope Francis addressed the Fathers of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Monday morning, as they began their first full day of sessions exploring the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.