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Pope Francis has lunch with his second cousin Carla Rabezzana at her home in Portacomaro, Italy on Nov. 19, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Travels to Northern Italy to Share a Special Meal with his Cousins

Nov 19, 2022

Pope Francis traveled to northern Italy on Saturday to celebrate the 90th birthday of his second cousin Carla Rabezzana with his Italian relatives.

Pope Francis meets members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) on June 10, 2022. Vatican Media

Pornography "a threat to public health": Pope Francis

Jun 10, 2022

Pope Francis also spoke about the challenges facing families today.

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ plenary meeting at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

All Countries Should Promote Family-friendly Policies: Pope Francis

Apr 29, 2022

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon (CEG). Credit: CEG/Facebook

Catholic Bishops in Gabon Push for “genuine policy that protects life” at Family Level

Jan 20, 2022

Catholic Church leaders in Gabon have, in a collective statement, expressed concern about challenges members of families are facing and called for what they have termed “a genuine policy that promotes and protects life.”

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021. Vatican News

Pray for Peace, Commit “to sustain, defend and safeguard the family”: Pope Francis

Dec 26, 2021

“Please, each day, let us pray a little bit together, if you can make the effort, to ask God for the gift of peace.”

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

“The family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer”: Pope Francis

Sep 11, 2021

“Dear friends, the family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer," the pope said in a message ahead of the World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Bishop Sanctus Lino Wanok and examining the ordinands during the Priestly and Diaconate ordination in the Catholic Diocese of Lira, Uganda. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Free Deacons, Priests to Serve “without any hindrance”: Ugandan Bishop to Parents, Family

Sep 3, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has urged parents and family members of the newly ordained Deacons and Priest to exercise detachment and allow the new members of the Clergy to serve the people of God “without any hindrance”.

A poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Family is all we have, Catholic Bishop Says at Southern Africa’s Marriage Campaign Launch

Aug 23, 2021

Everything, except family, seems to have been taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic, a member of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said at the launch of the marriage awareness campaign in the three-nation ecclesiastical region.

St. Maximilian Kolbe. Public Domain

80 Years Ago St. Maximilian Kolbe Gave Life at Camp in Poland to Save Family Man

Aug 14, 2021

“Let us place all families of the world under the mantle of Mary, under the intercession of Maximilian Kolbe.’

Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes of Cape Verde's Mindelo Diocese.

For Humanity’s Recovery amid COVID-19, Family “central, decisive”: Bishop in Cape Verde

Oct 13, 2020

A Bishop in Cape Verde has underscored the central place the family has in the process of recovering from COVID-19 challenges.

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

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

Dec 29, 2019

On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged families to get off their cell phones and talk to one another.

Archbishop Bert van Megen, Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan with Fr. Simon Peter Kamomoe at book launch on Sunday, October 20, 2019 / Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya

New Book on Marriage and Family "timely" Ahead of Controversial UN Summit: Church Leaders

Oct 23, 2019

As plans are underway in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for the UN-sponsored International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25), which Christian professionals have regarded as controversial owing to the Summit’s envisaged agenda, various Church leaders have described the launch of a new book on marriage and family in Nairobi Sunday, October 20 as “timely.”

Archdiocese of Johannesburgy Synod 2019: September 20-21

Making “family life easier, better and more life giving” the focus of Johannesburg Synod

Sep 20, 2019

The theme of family that preoccupied African bishops during yearlong celebration of the golden jubilee of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is guiding the Synod of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg in South Africa that is set to start on Friday, September 20.