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The Pope Asks Chilean Bishops To Protect The Family

The Pope told them the main thing their country?s Catholics need are holy bishops that take care of the rest of the Catholic community. Benedict XVI I also would like to entrust you, in a very special way to the priests, who are your closest collaborators, let them know of my appreciation for their loyalty to their ministry and for their constant and dedicated work.In his speech, the Pope cited twice the importance of promoting the works of charity and supporting the families.Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Errázuriz Bishop of San Bernardo, Chile I told the Pope about our initiative, the House of the Families, where we have gathered in one place all of the basic services for family care, youth education and affection. Also, the office of family mediation jointly with the University of the Andes helps troubled marriages or marriages who anticipate trouble by referring them to a specialist for help. As an acknowledgement of the bishops? two weeks of hard work, the Pope gave them a pectoral cross and a copy of the message.