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Pope Francis and cardinals leave meeting in synod hall at Vatican

A Swiss Guard salutes as Pope Francis and cardinals leave a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican on Feb. 20, 2014. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

(RNS1-feb20) A Swiss Guard salutes as Pope Francis and cardinals leave a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican on Thursday (Feb. 20). The pope asked the world’s cardinals and those about to be made cardinals to meet at the Vatican Feb. 20-21 to discuss the church’s pastoral approach to the family. For use with RNS-POPE-DIVORCE, transmitted on February 20, 2014, Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service.