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Archbishop Nichols has said that the Church has much more work to do in order to prepare couples for marriage

Vatican ordered worldwide survey on ‘Pastoral Challenges in the Family’ ahead of synod

Details of questionnaire responses from Catholics in England and Wales will remain confidential

One diocese’s survey draws 1,600 responses even though it is only available on request

Archbishop Nichols says aim of survey is to ‘refresh’ the Church’s pastoral tradition

Cardinal Peter Erdo, a leading canon lawyer, says the Synod will be based on Church teaching, not public opinion

Meeting to discuss subject of the family will be held in October 2014