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FRANCIS IN ROME • Pope Francis continued with his reflections on the family and real life, focusing this time on the wounds that are created within family life. “Francis, we love you,” was one of the most repeated cries from St. Peter’s Square, crowded for the Wednesday audience, following the Pope’s successful visit to Turin. Bergoglio focuses his catechesis on the wounds that are opened in children when their parents separated. “The souls of their children suffer terribly, they experience a sense of despair,” the Pope said. After the presentationRead More
Vatican City, Vatican Information Service VIS • This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference was held to present the Instrumentum Laboris of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme, “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and contemporary world” (4-25 October 2015). UPDATE: text of the Instrumentum Laborius now in english   The speakers were: Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Peter Erdo, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, general rapporteur of the 14th GeneralRead More
MÉXICO, Guadalajara, Gabriela de la G. de Rubio • The Sixth Family Branch Conference that was held this year in the beautiful city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, concluded several days ago. Seventy-five couples from throughout the country were congregated with the theme: “The Synod of Families as a voice of God,” a Chilean couple, Luis Jensen and Pilar Escudero, were in charge; they are one of the fourteen couples who were invited by Pope Francis to participate in the assembly of the Extraordinary Synod of Families in Rome last October,Read More