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Pope Francis: large families know every child is a blessing

22 January 2015


"It is a consolation and hope to see so many large families that welcome children as a true gift from God"

Pope Francis stated in this week's Wednesday address that he is consoled when large families welcome children. The current pontiff reiterated the words of his predecessors by saying, "it is a consolation and hope to see so many large families that welcome children as a true gift from God. They know that every child is a blessing."

Pope Francis went on to say that large families do not cause poverty but that it is caused by an economic system which "has removed the human person from the centre and has replaced him with the god of money."

Pope Pius XII famously stated: "Large families are the most splendid flower-beds in the garden of the Church." [22 January, Aleteia]

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