Vatican City, Nov 30, 2019 / 12:00 pm
Pope Francis said Saturday that the Church suffers with couples who are in a "wounded marriage," and seeks their healing in truth.
"The wounds of marriage today – we know – have many and varied causes: psychological, physical, environmental, cultural – at times they are provoked by the closing of the human heart to love, by the sin that touches everyone," Pope Francis said Nov. 30 in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.
"This is why the Church, when she encounters these realities of wounded couples, first of all cries and suffers with them," he said.
Pope Francis said that the Church first seeks to soothe and to heal, and then it "strives to be impartial and objective in seeking the truth of a broken marriage."