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At Baptism, Parents Give Their Children the Gift of Faith

Speaking to parents of newly baptized children, Pope Francis urged them to remember and celebrate their own baptism too.


Jesus Chose to Enter a Human Family

Continuing his weekly reflections on the family, Pope Francis speaks beautifully about the Holy Family.


Pope Looks Forward to Philadelphia Trip

In a letter to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis wrote about the family, the Synod of Bishops, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families.


Pope Francis Begins New Series on the Family

On December 10, 2014 Pope Francis began a new series of talks on the family for his general audiences. In the first audience, the Pope discussed the true nature of the October Synod on the Family.


Family Is Irreplaceable; Women Should Be Valued

In a message sent to the Festival of the Family, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of the family for all people, and lauded the valuable contributions of women in the home and society.


Pope Francis to the European Parliament

Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament, where he spoke about the importance of the family in relation to the hope of nations.


Complementarity is at the Root of Marriage

In an address at the “Humanum” conference in Rome, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of male-female complementarity in marriage.


Pope Francis on the Importance of Family Life

On the Malawi bishops’ Ad Limina Visit, Pope Francis spoke with them about the importance of their commitment to family life. “There is no aspect of family life…which is excluded from the healing and strengthening touch of God’s love,” he said.


Pope Francis on Possible Changes to the Declaration of Nullity Process

In a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers, Pope Francis discussed the need to make the declaration of nullity (annulment) process more efficient and less expensive.


The throw-away culture places marriage under attack

Speaking to an ecclesial movement on their 100th anniversary, Pope Francis highlighted the challenges marriage is facing.


Closing of the Extraordinary Synod; Looking Ahead to the Ordinary Synod

At the close of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis spoke at both a closing address and Mass on the experience of the Extraordinary Synod and what is still to come for the Ordinary Synod next year.


At the Extraordinary Synod: Prayer Vigil, Homily, and Angelus

The Synod on the Family has begun! Read about three addresses of the Holy Father about the family.


Grandparents: The Great Family of the Church

On September 28, 2014, Pope Francis spoke about the invaluable role the elderly and grandparents play in our world and called us to cultivate a society in which they are valued and cared for.


What a Wedding Day! 20 Marriages, 1 Pope

In his homily at a Nuptial Mass, Pope Francis encouraged couples to allow the love of Christ to sustain them on their journey as spouses.


In Korea: Words for Youth & Laity

In an apostolic journey to South Korea, Pope Francis spoke of marriage and family life as a “call” and he encouraged Christians to support marriages and families.


Center of Love

Pope Francis spoke of the family as the “center of love” in a beautiful message to the Latin American Congress on the Pastoral Care of the Family.


Reaffirming the Family

Pope Francis continues to speak about the family! Recent comments touch on familiar themes: the importance of parents playing with their children, and the role of labor and human dignity.


The Priority of the Family

Pope Francis speaks of a number of difficulties that face the family in the effort to balance family life and work. He reminds us what our true priorities should be oriented toward: the family.


Seek and Find Your Vocation

The Lord has a vocation for each of us. Pope Francis encourages the youth and everyone to search out their vocation and to say “yes” forever.


To Priests: Work With and For Families

In this moment of crisis, Pope Francis encourages priests for work for and with the family as witnesses and mediators.


Parents, Play With Your Children

Pope Francis reminds parents of the importance of slowing down and taking time to play with their children and spending time together as a family.


The Heart of Christian Marriage

Pope Francis reflects on the three pillars of the spousal relationship: fidelity, perseverance, and fruitfulness and how they are exemplified in Christ’s love for the Church.


The Family is the Domestic Church

In a brief address, Pope Francis recognized the family as the domestic Church and the challenges that the family faces.


Family is the Fundamental Cell of Society

In a message to the Philippine Bishops and all of those at the Asian Conference on the Family, Pope Francis recalls the importance of the family in society as it serves as the basis of society and human relationships.


A Call to Witness to Christian Marriage

In an address to South African bishops, Pope Francis stressed the difficulties surrounding Christian marriage and family life and encouraged authentic witness to the truth of marriage.


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