Dublin, Ireland, Aug 25, 2018 / 08:24 am
The first place children learn the faith is in the home, following the good example of their parents, Pope Francis said during a meeting with newly-wed and engaged couples in Ireland.
"The first and most important place for passing on the faith is the home, through the quiet daily example of parents who love our Lord and trust in his word," the pope said Aug. 25.
Offering examples of what to do, he urged Catholics to "pray together as a family; speak of good and holy things; let our Mother Mary into your family life. Celebrate the feasts of the Christian people. Live in deep solidarity with those who suffer and are at the edges of society."
Francis spoke during an encounter in Dublin's St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral for the World Meeting of Families, following a question from a recently married couple who asked for advice on how to teach the faith to the children they hope to have in the future.