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.
Synod Day 5: Participants released reports from 13 different small discussion groups that have been meeting since Tuesday.
Pope Francis formally approved a further list of delegates to October's world Synod of Bishops on the family.
The pope approved the Canadian bishops' election of: Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, conference president; Bishop Noel Simard of Valleyfield; Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto; and Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton.
The Canadian bishops' alternates also were approved. They are Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver.
The "Francis revolution" continued in January with personnel shuffles, policy signals and gestures reinforcing the pope's vision of a more merciful church.
Pope Francis replaced four cardinals serving on a five-person commission overseeing the Vatican bank.