July 24, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The Pope asked the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, to send a message to married couples on his behalf.
The occasion was the Int. Equipes Notre-Dame meeting. This Catholic group was founded by French priest Henri Caffarel in 1939.
In the letter, the Pope invites couples to be the shinning face of the Church. He also reminds them that being married brings the responsibility of setting time aside, to sit down and talk with openness, understanding and mutual respect.
One of the main goals of this movement is to strengthen the ties between married couples.