Synod of Bishops on the Family

Keep up to date on the Synod of Bishops on the Family taking place in Rome.

The Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is taking place in Rome until Sunday 25 October with the theme 'The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World'. Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton, who is chair of the Bishops' Committee for Marriage and Family Life, is attending together with Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Listen to their dispatches from Rome

'Every family is a light in the darkness'  Cardinal Nichols' intervention carries regular updates and more can be found on Vatican Radio

Pictures from the Opening of the Synod.