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Pope Francis greets families of Vatican City employees Dec. 21, 2017.

Pope Francis asks families to put down their phones on Holy Family feast

On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged families to get off their cell phones... Read more

Pope Francis incenses the nativity scene in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2017.

Pope Francis: Nativity scenes show a 'domestic Gospel'

Pope Francis Wednesday called Christmas nativity scenes a “domestic Gospel,” which helps to make the Holy Family present in one’s... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a woman at the Dec. 5, 2018 General Audience.

On Holy Family feast, Pope Francis offers advice for healing family wounds

Pope Francis prayerfully entrusted troubled families to the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday and offered his advice... Read more

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay celebrates Mass in Dublin Aug. 22 for the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family is a bright light in dark times, cardinal says

In the face of attacks on the family, the Church should strive to imitate the Holy Family, which shines through... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a homily at Vespers in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 31, 2017.

Our response to the gift of Jesus? – ‘Thank you,’ Pope says New Year’s Eve

At Vespers for the close of 2017, Pope Francis said that the only adequate response to God’s gift of His... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square for the general audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis to families: forgive each other and journey together towards God

Pope Francis on the Feast of the Holy Family reflected on the power of forgiveness in families and compared everyday... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Oct. 29, 2014 General Audience.

Pope: Mary and Joseph exemplify mission, vocation of family life

Pope Francis spoke today about Jesus’ choice to be born into a family, saying that it shows the importance of... Read more

The Flight into Egypt by Vittore Carpaccio, circa 1515.

For Archbishop Chaput, Holy Family holds lesson on immigration

Faithful Catholics “need to remember that the Holy Family too was once a family of immigrants and refugees,” Archbishop Charles... Read more

Nativity Scene for Christmas 2013 designed by Antonio Cantone in Saint Peters Square

Designer says it was an honor to present nativity to Pope

The man in charge of constructing this year’s nativity scene for the Vatican expressed his delight at giving to Pope... Read more