Pope Francis issues letter to married couples
December 27, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: On December 26, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Pope Francis issued a letter to married couples for the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, which began in March 2021 and concludes in June 2022.
“Marriage, as a vocation, calls you to steer a tiny boat – wave-tossed yet sturdy, thanks to the reality of the sacrament – across a sometimes stormy sea,” the Pope said in his brief letter. “Let us never forget, though, that by virtue of the sacrament of matrimony, Jesus is present in that boat; he is concerned for you and he remains at your side amid the tempest.”
Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, discussed the letter and the year in an interview with Vatican News.
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