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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.

Address to Teams of our Lady

Speaking to a lay movement of married couples and priests, Pope Francis exhorted families to be missionaries and to model a vibrant marital spirituality.

On the Family and Christian Community

Families should feel at home in the Church, and the Church should feel like a family, said Pope Francis at his weekly general audience.

Changes to the Declaration of Nullity Process

Pope Francis outlined significant changes to the declaration of nullity (annulment) process in the Church.

On Families Sharing the Faith

In his latest reflection on the family, the pope talked about the crucial role the family has in sharing the faith, both with its own members and others who are in need of the Gospel message.

On Praying as a Family

In his audience today, Pope Francis exhorted the family to pray together, giving them practical tips to do so.

On Work and the Family

In a general audience on August 19, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about the dignity of work within the family and the necessity of ensuring that the working world is family-oriented.

On Celebration in the Family

In his general audience on August 12, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about the goodness of celebration, an occasion that reminds us of our likeness with God, especially when it involves the family.

Tension in the Family Mediated by Grandparents

In an address to the Eucharistic Youth Movement on August 7, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about the normalcy of tension within the family and urged that grandparents, whose patience and experience enables them to deal well with conflict, be included in the family.

Message to the Knights of Columbus

On August 1, 2015, Pope Francis sent a message to the Knights of Columbus for their 133rd Supreme Convention, thanking them for their defense of marriage and family life.

On Ministry to Divorced and Remarried Catholics

On August 5, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about lovingly ministering to divorced and remarried Catholic and their families as the Good Shepherd would.

Highlights from Pope Francis’ Latin American Trip: On the Family

Pope Francis continued to speak about the family during his pastoral visit to Latin America, July 5th – 13th, with a particular emphasis on the Church’s mother, Mary.

The Wedding at Cana Reflected in the Family

While in Ecuador, Pope Francis delivered a homily and meditated on the intersection of the Gospel story of the Wedding at Cana and family life today.

On Family Wounds: Do Not Scandalize the Little Ones

In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis addressed the wounds which radiate from a difficult relationship between parents to their children.

Hope as a Response to Death in the Family

In his general audience, Pope Francis speaks about how a hopeful response to death in the family can strengthen familial bonds.

Marriage and Parenthood: Vocation, Communion, and Mission

In an address at the commencement of the Ecclesial Congress of Rome, Pope Francis spoke about marriage and parenthood as vocation, communion, and mission.

On the Importance of Ministry to Single Parents and Their Children

Pope Francis speaks to the Latvian and Estonian bishops about the importance of strengthening their family ministry, especially with the rise of single-parent families.

On Sickness and Suffering of Family Members

Pope Francis addresses the extreme difficulty as well as the gift that suffering and sickness can be for families.

The Beauty of Complementarity and the Treasure of Marriage

Pope Francis urges the Puerto Rican bishops to continue their ministry to families and comments on the beauty of gender complementarity and marriage.

On Poverty and the Family

Pope Francis reminds us to reach out to families living in poverty. He encourages voluntary simplicity and says that poverty “is not just a matter of bread”.

On Engagement

Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the time of engagement: a “journey” for man and woman to grow in love.

On the Education of Children

As part of his continuing reflections on the family, the pope exhorts parents to educate their children.

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