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Pope Francis opens extraordinary synod on family: Family is integral part of God’s plan for humanity.

Pope Francis: The synod is not to see who is more intelligent. (Video).

Pope’s full homily at opening Mass of synod on the family.

Pope’s full Angelus address today.

Holy Father led prayer vigil ahead of synod.

Vatican Secretary of State calls for comprehensive road map for peace in Middle East at meetings between the region’s Papal nuncio top officials.

Archbishop Peter Smith and retired cardinal write to parishioners after resignation of Bishop Conroy, who wants to remain a priest.

Franciscan friar passes away on eve of St Francis’ Feast: Fr Benedict Groeschel dies at 81.


Pope Francis embraces armless dancer after she gives stunning performance during paralympic gala at the Vatican


—Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog. Follow breaking news from the SCO through the day on Twitter at SCO_NEWS


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