Benedict XVI's opening Mass was one of the events made available to the faithful. The 9:30 a.m., Rome time, closing Mass on Oct. 25 will also be broadcast.

The Pope's praying of the rosary with university students at Paul VI Hall will also be shown. It is planned for this Saturday at 5 pm., local time.

In addition, the site will offer this Sunday's 10:00 a.m. Mass during which the Holy Father will canonize four saints.

The U.S. episcopal conference has also launched a Web page to help the faithful follow the synod.

The page will include a blog written by Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, who is a participant in the assembly.

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Patriarch Addresses Africa Synod

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 6, 2009 ( The address Patriarch Abuna Paulus of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church gave today at the Third General Congregation of the Second Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, is available on ZENIT’s Web page.