Vatican City, Sep 19, 2018 / 04:17 am
There are many saints who demonstrate that even if one comes from a difficult childhood without good parents, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
The commandment to honor father and mother "can be constructive for many young people who come from stories of pain and for all those who have suffered in their youth," he said Sept. 19.
"Many saints – and many Christians – after a painful childhood lived a bright life, because, thanks to Jesus Christ, they were reconciled with life," he said, pointing to the example of Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at 19 from bone cancer after being orphaned at a very young age.
Bl. Sulprizio will be canonized in Rome Oct. 14 during the Synod of Bishops on young people.