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Womanhood: Equality and Difference

Pope Francis highlighted the unique nature of womanhood by reflecting on equal yet distinct characteristics.

The Positive Roles of Fathers

Pope Francis continues his reflections on fatherhood by now speaking of the great vocation that Christian fathers are called to.

Homily at the Final Mass of the Apostolic Visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Pope Francis reflected on the image of the Holy Child Jesus, who he said reminds us of our identity as children of God. He also spoke of the need to protect families in our world today and welcome children as Christ did.

Pope Francis’s Address to the Diplomatic Corps

Pope Francis reflected on the need to build societies upon the foundations of human values and rights, insisting that the family has a fundamental role in doing so.

Take Forward the Meaning of Family

In a Meeting with Families in the Philippines, Pope Francis encouraged families to pray together, to overcome worldly threats, and to take the mission of the family out to others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Christian Love is Concrete

Pope Francis urges Christians to cultivate a love that is reflective of God’s love in its concreteness, not full of illusions like the love in soap operas.

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