Category Archives: Children

Cardinal Vallini: Accompany wounded families

Cardinal Vallini, Vicar of the Diocese of Rome, at the Diocesan Conference: "Revitalizing pastoral ministry to the family"

A “pastoral turning point,” including reception, accompaniment, discernment, and integration, in line with the indications of Pope Francis and intended especially for people marked by “wounded and straying love”. This is was the call of Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar of Rome, to priests of the diocese gathered on Monday, 19 September, in the basilica of St John Lateran (Rome), for

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Pope Francis on promises to children

Promise

Here is the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience on 14 October in St Peter’s Square:   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! The word of Jesus is powerful today: “Woe to the world, for scandals”. Jesus is realistic and says: “It is inevitable that scandals arise, but woe to the man who causes scandal to occur”. I

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Pope Francis: “Parents, teach your children to pray”

Praying Couple

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience on 26 August in St Peter’s Square:   Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! After reflecting on how the family lives times of celebration and work, we now consider the time of prayer. The most frequent lament of Christians has to do, in fact, with time:

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Parents must fight “ideological colonisations that poison the soul and the family”

Young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during audience for families participating in pastoral conference of Diocese of Rome.

Here is the translation of the address of Pope Francis at the opening of the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome, held in Saint Peter’s Square:   Good evening! The forecasts yesterday, in the late evening, said rain for today, for this afternoon and this evening! Yes, it’s true, there is a rain of families in Saint Peter’s Square.

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Pope Francis: Every action and gesture to our neighbor can build peace

Engagement Proposal

Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ dialogue with children on 12 May during an audience organised by “The Peace Factory” Foundation. The Pope responded to numerous questions posed by children taking part in the meeting. Also included is the address prepared by the Holy Father and given for publication:   Dear Young people, I thank you for your invitation

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