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Papal encouragement for large families

February 15, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI gave his wholehearted encouragement to large families during his regular weekly audience on February 15.

"In today's social environment, families with many children are witnesses of faith, courage and optimism, because without children there is no future,” said the Pontiff. He added that large families are “a source of wealth and hope for the entire country.”

The Holy Father made these comments as he acknowledged the presence of members of the Italian National Association of Large Families in the audience.


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  • Posted by: Jim.K - Feb. 16, 2012 12:53 PM ET USA

    Hummn! I don't remember seeing this in our secular, or religious, media -- except here, of course!