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Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

St Paul VI saved my son

The isolated, gloomy Pontiff is a sympathetic figure – and I have an extra reason to be grateful to him

The Christian bakers won their case, but the fight for religious freedom is not over yet

We’re never truly alone with God but it’s perfectly normal to feel like you are, because I often do, too

Angels are real, and constantly at work in the world on our behalf at the behest of God

One bishop said Chinese Catholics should learn to adapt to a communist society

Wuerl has hinted that his successor should be someone unconnected with the current scandals

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The Church must be courageous in proclaiming the sanctity of life

Fr Arturo Sosa said: ‘the Pope is not the chief of the Church, he’s the Bishop of Rome’