(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is urging Christians to support families in need so that children are raised in “healthy and peaceful environments.”
In a short video message in Spanish issued Thursday, the Pope offers a prayer intention for the month of March. He reflects on the theme: “the family is one of the most precious assets of humanity. But, is it not perhaps the most vulnerable?”
"When a family is exposed to economic, health, or other difficulties, the children grow up in an environment of sadness."
Meditating on this issue, Pope Francis says, “I want to share with you and with Jesus my prayer intention for the month: That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.”