(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience on Wednesday – the fourth day of the Octave of Easter – in a Sun-drenched St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father continued his catechetical series on the family, focusing specifically on the role of children in family life, and especially on the duties of parents, of the Church, and of society toward children.

Calling children, “[T]he most beautiful fruit of the blessing that the Creator bestowed upon man and woman,” Pope Francis went on to say, “all of us adults are responsible for children, and each of us is duty-bound to do what he can,” in order to guarantee that every child’s basic needs are met and fundamental rights respected.


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