Pope Francis said today that divorced and remarried Catholics were still part of the Church

In the third of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says upholding marriage relies on teaching people about its realities

Publication is expected ‘in a few weeks’, according to statement released by the Vatican

In March 500 priests in Britain signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a ‘firm proclamation’ upholding Church teaching

The cardinal was speaking at the Voice of the Family conference in Rome on Saturday

A cardinal has suggested that someone could be admitted to Communion after remarrying, if they were to avow that their first marriage was null – but marriage is a public act, not a private one

505 lay people have written to the Catholic Herald in support of their priests

The cardinal was responding to a letter signed by almost 500 priests

Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’

Document includes 46 questions for national bishops’ conferences around the world