As the Roman Catholic Synod on the Family takes place in Rome over the next three weeks the hopes and prayers of many are with the delegation.
Roman Catholic AIF President Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop Peter Doyle, Chair of the Bishops Committee for Marriage and Family Life are the two representatives from the UK.
Over the next three weeks you can follow what is happening there through the words of Anglican Bishop, Tim Thornton in his blog.
Bishop Tim, who is also the Anglican President of Association of Interchurch Families has been asked to be the Anglican Fraternal delegate at the synod which will see hundreds of bishops from all over the world gather to discuss various issues.
During the synod, Bishop Tim will have the chance to speak for three minutes as well as working in small groups.
You can follow Bishops Tim’s blog at