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A boy hugs Pope Francis while he is trying to deliver a speech (Photo: PA)

A noisy child is a challenge for the whole congregation, not just for the priest and parents

A newly married couple walk past Swiss Guards after meeting Pope Francis during a general audience last month (CNS)

Bishops’ conference presidents and leaders of Vatican congregations will also be at October meeting

David Cameron (PA)

The Prime Minister has announced several policy initiatives relevant to families

'There is one right way to set up an oratory but that individual family oratories should communicate your own faith'

An energetic new book offers a helpful guide to praying at home

A new born baby grasps the thumb of her mother

Feminist propaganda has posited the idea that being at home with your children is less exciting than going into the work-place

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience on Wednesday (CNS)

The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will meet at the Vatican in October

The theme of the synod will be the 'pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation' (PA)

Topics in working document include some of the most controversial areas of Church teaching on the family

'We have fallen into a hysteria about our children – which dictates that parents and the state must battle for control and culpability' (PA)

Under the terms of the proposed ‘Cinderella law’ parents could face up to ten years in prison for ‘emotional neglect’

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Vincent Nichols in St Peter's Basilica on Saturday Below: Pope Francis with Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (CNS)

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome