Vatican City, Dec 26, 2021 / 06:00 am
Pope Francis said Church and society need to defend and support the family, and he asked families to pray together every day for the gift of peace.
In his Angelus message for the Feast of the Holy Family Dec. 26, the pope said “please, each day, let us pray a little bit together, if you can make the effort, to ask God for the gift of peace.”
“And let us all commit ourselves — parents, children, Church, society — to sustain, defend and safeguard the family, which is our treasure,” he urged.
On the day celebrating the simple and humble Holy Family of Nazareth — Jesus, Mary, and Joseph — Pope Francis reflected on the “beauty of this mystery” and what it can teach us and our own families.