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The 'Global Network of Rainbow Catholics' will be launched before the synod begins this Sunday (AP)

Appeal comes in briefing paper sent to English bishops attending family synod

Former president of Ireland Dr Mary McAleese (PA)

The former president of Ireland will teach Irish Studies

Queen Elizabeth II and Irish president Mary McAleese after a wreath laying ceremony at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge, in May 2011 (PA)

On at least 44 days more than 100 Irishmen were killed during the Great War, but they are only now being recognised

Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's general audience (AP)

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‘Red Tory’ Phillip Blond speaks at Catholic conference in Italy