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Why there is much more to modern family life than knowing how to change a nappy

Published 20/06/2014 | 02:30

Former President Mary McAleese. Mark Condren
Former President Mary McAleese. Mark Condren

If Mary McAleese has achieved nothing else she has drawn attention to the fact that Pope Francis is hosting a meeting of the world's bishops in Rome in October to discuss the family.

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To use the Church's terminology, it's a 'synod' and it is one of the very first initiatives the Pope announced after taking office last year.

Our former president drew attention to it by condemning Pope Francis' plan as "completely bonkers".

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