Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must be a support system for engaged couples as they prepare for the lifelong sacrament of marriage.
Some still disagree about the meaning behind Pope Francis' exhortation on marriage and family, three months after it was published.
A Vatican trial against two Italian journalists, a Spanish monsignor and two others was postponed for one week after the court allowed one of the defendants to change lawyers.
On what was to be the criminal trial's first day of testimonies by the defendants Monday, the Vatican court granted a request by one of the accused to have a new lawyer and receive more time to prepare for the case.
Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.
The group of German speaking prelates at the ongoing synod has presented a way that certain divorced and remarried Catholic persons might be allowed to take Communion in the church.
Synod Interview: Cardinal Maran Mar George Alencherry called on the church to take up a "new way of being" focused on standing in solidarity with peoples' suffering around the world.
Synod Cardinal Wilfrid Napier -- one of 13 cardinals said to have signed a letter to Pope Francis criticizing the synod -- said he no longer has concerns.
The church has to respect decisions divorced and remarried people make about their spiritual lives after they examine their conscience, according to Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich.
Synod, Day 11: Synod prelates have entered into discussions about how the church should treat persons who divorce and remarry without first obtaining annulments.
Synod, Day 10: The Catholic prelates attending the synod have again revealed apparently significant differences of opinion on how the church should approach families, particularly over using inclusive language.