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Pope Francis: A society that considers children a problem has no future

2015-02-11

(-ONLY VIDEO-) After devoting two catechesis to the role of the father, Pope Francis reflected on children. He said that every child is unique and that the unrepeatable experience of childhood helps one to understand God. He stressed that a society without children is weakened because it does not consider the future.


SUMMARY OF THE OF THE POPE'S CATECHISM IN ENGLISH

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In our continuing catechesis on the family, we now reflect on the importance and role of children.  The prophecy of Isaiah which we listened to at the beginning of this Audience speaks of the joy and hope which children bring to their parents.  Children are the fruit of their parents’ love and a gift of God, whose own infinite love bestows inviolable dignity and worth upon each person who comes into the world. 

The Fourth Commandment, which enjoins respect for parents, invites us to see in the relationship between the generations a sacred bond which affects every other relationship and ensures a sound future for society as a whole.  The Church’s concern for the responsible and generous transmission of God’s gift of life is thus linked to the health of society, which is strengthened, renewed and enriched by the presence of the young.  May Jesus, Son of God and son of a human family, help us, and society as a whole, to value the gift of life, the dignity of the family, and our responsibility to help young people look to the future with joy, hope and courage.

I greet the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors taking part in today’s Audience, including those from England, Scotland, Ireland and the United States of America.  Upon you and your families I cordially invoke joy and peace in the Lord Jesus.  God bless you all!


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