After his whirlwind six-day trip to the U.S., Pope Francis left our country with a very positive message. On his last stop, the Pope addressed nearly a million people lining the streets in Philadelphia with a strong, simple message: he called families a “factory of hope.”
During his visit, the Pope said that family was “the primary reason for my present visit” to America. During his speech in Philadelphia, the Pope went away from his prepared remarks and got very animated talking about the role of families and how family love can help overcome problems. Before the event, he heard from families from around the world. A couple from Australia discussed their struggles with chastity and fears of marriage. A Ukranian mother talked about how her son’s struggle with cerebral palsy inspired her. American grandparents spoke about the role of grandparents in teaching their children to be good parents.
“In the family, there are indeed difficulties. But those difficulties are overcome with love,” Pope Francis told the crowd. “Family is beautiful, but there’s effort involved, and there are problems. Husbands and wives quarrel, and end up badly, separated. Never let the day end without making peace. Families quarrel and sometimes plates can fly and children bring headaches, and I won’t speak about mother in laws. But those difficulties are overcome with love,” he said. “In families, there is always light.”
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, P.C. hope you take some time with family and realize how important they are. Let them know. Despite the Pope’s optimism, there can be issues in a family relationship that are bigger than any one person. If that happens to you, we’re here to help.