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    Pope Francis - On the Family

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    Pope Francis has often expressed his concern for the urgent pastoral needs of today's families. Underscoring his deep love and concern for the family, the Pope spent many months speaking on this subject in his weekly Wednesday audiences. This book is a collection of those talks, delivered between December 17, 2004 and September 16, 2015.

    The Pope covered a wide variety of important subjects directly related to family life, speaking in his personal style that offers wisdom, encouragement, and practical insights. His words are for families in general and also for specific persons who make up family life -- husbands, wives, parents, children, and grandparents. Addressing the difficulties faced by married couples in the Western world, he describes the modern family as "a new mission field for the Church." He challenges spouses, especially, to be witnesses of Christian love, fidelity, and service.

    The specific topics covered by Pope Francis included the following: the example of the Holy Family; the education and the formation of children; the need for family prayer; the complementarity of male and female; the joy of family celebrations; the hunger for forgiveness; the care of the sick and the dying; the value of work; and the call to evangelization.

    Throughout his addresses, the Holy Father emphasized the primary role of God and the need for faith and trust in him. For this, families must turn to God in prayer, to receive from him strength, love, joy, and unity in the home.

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    Pope Francis has often expressed his concern for the urgent pastoral needs of today's families. Underscoring his deep love and concern for the family, the Pope spent many months speaking on this subject in his weekly Wednesday audiences. This book is a collection of those talks, delivered between December 17, 2004 and September 16, 2015.

    The Pope covered a wide variety of important subjects directly related to family life, speaking in his personal style that offers wisdom, encouragement, and practical insights. His words are for families in general and also for specific persons who make up family life -- husbands, wives, parents, children, and grandparents. Addressing the difficulties faced by married couples in the Western world, he describes the modern family as "a new mission field for the Church." He challenges spouses, especially, to be witnesses of Christian love, fidelity, and service.

    The specific topics covered by Pope Francis included the following: the example of the Holy Family; the education and the formation of children; the need for family prayer; the complementarity of male and female; the joy of family celebrations; the hunger for forgiveness; the care of the sick and the dying; the value of work; and the call to evangelization.

    Throughout his addresses, the Holy Father emphasized the primary role of God and the need for faith and trust in him. For this, families must turn to God in prayer, to receive from him strength, love, joy, and unity in the home.