Pope’s quotes: Family

Family members leave after presenting offertory gifts to Pope Francis during a Mass to open last year's extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 5, 2014. (CNS/Paul Haring)

A quote from Pope Francis:

“To seek what the Lord asks of His Church now, we must listen to the heartbeat of our times and perceive the spirit of humanity today, remaining impressed by their joys and hopes, their sadness and anguish. At that point, we will know how to propose credibly the good news on the family.”

— Prayer vigil for Synod of Bishops on family, Oct. 5, 2014

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