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“Amoris Laetitia”: The Joy of Love

It’s here! Pope Francis’s prayerful reflections on marriage and the family will give married couples and families much solid guidance in their vocation of love.


Release of Papal Document on Family Life Anticipated

On April 8, 2016, the Vatican plans to issue Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), the Holy Father’s reflection on marriage and family life.


St. Patrick’s Witness: A Call for Young People and Newlyweds

Pope Francis looks to Saint Patrick as an example for young people and newlyweds to remain firm in their faith and boldly proclaim the Gospel.


Meeting with Families during Apostolic Journey to Mexico

On February 15, 2016, during his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis addressed a stadium of families regarding the beauty of family life.


Pope and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Issue First Ever Joint Declaration

On February 12, 2016, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch H.H. Kirill issued the first ever joint declaration between the two Churches. Speaking on topics from Christian persecution in the Middle East to the importance of family in society, they sought to emphasize the areas of unity between the two Churches.


The Family: The First and Most Important School of Mercy

Addressing the Diplomatic Corps, Pope Francis reaffirmed the Church’s teaching regarding the family as the foundation of society on January 11, 2016.


Marriage: “A Reality that… Can Be Experienced by All the Baptized”

On January 22, 2016, Pope Francis spoke about the Church’s teaching on marriage not as “an ideal for the few” but as “a reality that, in the grace of Christ, can be experienced by all the baptized.”


Homily on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

At a Mass where Pope Francis baptized 26 children, he encouraged parents to remember that the greatest inheritance they can give their children is faith.


On the Nativity

In his weekly audience, Pope Francis spoke of the Child Jesus and how much he teaches all of us about humility and faith. He encouraged parents and grandparents to learn from their own children.


Homily on the Feast of the Holy Family

Pope Francis encouraged families to go on pilgrimage together and to make their homes places of prayer, drawing from the readings for the Feast of the Holy Family.


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2015

“Today the Son of God is born and everything changes,” said Pope Francis on Christmas Eve. In his Urbi et Orbi message on Christmas Day, the Holy Father called for mercy and peace throughout the world.


Address to Employees of the Holy See and Vatican City

Pope Francis encouraged Vatican employees to take care of their families and to prioritize their relationships with spouse and children.


Family: The Welcoming Door

As we approach the Jubilee of Mercy (begins Dec. 8, 2015), Pope Francis encouraged all people – and especially families – to open wide their doors to others, welcoming them in a spirit of hospitality.


Apostolic Visit to Africa

During his first trip to Africa, Pope Francis said that families should have their basic needs provided for. He also encouraged young people to say yes to the commitment of marriage and family life.


On Family Togetherness

In his November 11 weekly address, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of families spending time together, particularly around the family table. He also cautioned against overuse of technology in homes.


Address to Social Security Institute

The pope spoke about the importance of stable work for families, so that they can truly rest and not worry about their livelihood.


Address to Italian Pro-Life Movement

Pope Francis highlighted the spiritual aspects of the pro-life movement in Italy, and encouraged society to promote and defend the family.


On Giving and Receiving Forgiveness in the Family

The pope exhorted families to forgive one another, each and every day. This example of forgiveness can spill over into other sections of society, too.


Conclusion of the Synod of Bishops

In an address and homily at the end of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis provided key principles for the Synod Fathers in their ministry to families.


On Promises Made Between Husband and Wife

“Fidelity to promises is truly a masterpiece of humanity!” Pope Francis shares how fidelity is essential to love.


On Promises Made to Children

The promise to love, from parents to children, is universal, says Pope Francis.


Opening Addresses for the Synod

Pope Francis shares beautiful words about the family as the Synod opens.


On the Apostolic Visit to Cuba and the United States

Pope Francis’ reflections on his journey to Cuba and the United States.


Papal Visit Wrap-Up

Pope Francis spoke multiple times about marriage and the family during his visit to the U.S. – read them all here!


On the Universal Importance of the Family

In this concluding address to his series on the family, Pope Francis emphasized the family’s importance for the whole world: God’s promise is still and always valid.


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