Pontiff offers warm words of greeting to the Irish people in a special video message and shares his hope that the WMOF2018 will be a source of encouragement to families.
New Vatican department which Bishop Kevin Farrell leads will join together the competencies of the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family.
"By destabilising marriage we are rapidly eroding the social structure on which humanity depends" warns Dr Michael Neary of Tuam.
"The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”
“It can be very difficult for parents to provide for the material needs of their children" and there are children who live and sleep in very inadequate situations.
Gospel must be offered to the world in a "radically new way" Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus in France tells Maynooth conference.
78-page document says divorced and remarried couples should be “integrated” into the Church.
Some accuse the Church of not doing enough to stop the amendment; others criticise Church for stridently presenting a message that was out of touch with the people.
Pope appeals to separated parents not to allow children to bear the weight of the separation and be used as 'hostages against the other spouse'.
“Church renewal is coming primarily through an emphasis on collegiality and the restoration of the synodal process to what it was intended to be in Vatican II" - Austen Ivereigh.
Parishes and lay groups adapt Lineamenta of the 2014 Synod of the Family and questions and send outcomes to Rome.
Pope tells pilgrims that young people need their care so they will not be “robbed of hope and condemned to life on the streets.”
“As shapers of policy your role is ... to be ‘a leaven in the world’ in favour of the family, local community and your respective nations."