The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples.
“Please, each day, let us pray a little bit together, if you can make the effort, to ask God for the gift of peace.”
“Families have always been in my thoughts and prayers, but especially so during the pandemic,” Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis met members of the marriage ministry Retrouvaille, which helps struggling couples overcome difficulties in their relationship.
Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been charged with the murder of his estranged former wife. The trial could also have an canonical consequence for Thabane and his second wife.
Pope Francis said Saturday that the Church suffers with couples who are in a “wounded marriage,” and seeks their healing in truth.