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Pope Francis to open Vatican interfaith conference on traditional marriage Nov....

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A month after closing a Synod of Bishops on the family stirred by controversy over divorce, same-sex unions...

Vatican Letter: Did Pope Francis get what he wanted from the...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Since the end of the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, news outlets have portrayed the...

Retired Pope Benedict says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures,...

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called...

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and lifetime sentences

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called...

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family...

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis...

Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinal George Pell said working-group reports from the Synod of Bishops on the family finally give a true...

Family synod midterm report stirs controversy among bishops

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The official midterm report from the Synod of Bishops, which uses strikingly conciliatory language toward divorced and remarried Catholics,...

Synod of Bishops on family report: Call for greater acceptance of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In strikingly conciliatory language on situations contrary to Catholic teaching, an official midterm report from the Synod of Bishops...

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