» 12/30/2007, 00.00
Church defends and promotes the dignity and holiness of the family, says Pope
Benedict XVI greets the participants in the celebration of the family in Madrid sponsored by the Spanish Church; he asserts that the ‘good health’ of the family helps society’s growth.
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Benedict XVI also sends a Message in Spanish to thousands of people gathered in Madrid in defence of the family, and talks about the World Meeting of Families scheduled for Mexico City.
God is Trinity, communion of love, and the family is its first and immediate expression, Pope says
On the Feast Day of the Holy Family, Benedict XVI reiterates the value of marriage between man and woman as the image of God and of the education of children, seen not as “family possession” but as “God’s gift and plan.” He greets the (million-strong) crowd that took part in the Madrid Mass whose theme was “The Future of Europe is based on the Family” in opposition to the anti-family policies of the Spanish government.
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In his message to the Spanish bishops, Benedict XVI urged Christians of Spain and the rest of the world to persevere in witnessing to Christianity even in the face of persecution, to save the world from secularism, which deprives it of the testimony of God who is love. There was a special greeting for families and seminarians.
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At the general audience in Castel Gandolfo, Benedict XVI that tomorrow he will join the gathering of young people in Spain. He urges the faithful to find time every day to "nourish their spiritual life and contact with God."
Pope: “Holy Family”, the prototype of each Christian family
Benedict XVI underlined the value of the family as a “living image of the love of God” against the “prompting towards disintegration” of modern culture that seeks to destroy the institution of the family.
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