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Podcast: What’s really happening at the family synod?

Pope Francis shares a word with two bishops as he arrives at a morning session of the Synod of bishops. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

After a dramatic week at the family synod, our associate editor Madeleine Teahan talks to Fr Mark Drew about the week’s events and why they matter.

What is the significance of the leaked letter addressed to Pope Francis, signed by 13 cardinals expressing their concerns about synod procedure? Is the solution to the Communion for the divorced and re-married question devolving the decision to local bishops’ conferences? Why is the once outspoken Cardinal Walter Kasper staying so quiet this year?

Tune in to find out what Fr Drew makes of a most tumultuous week in Rome.