8 AUGUST 2018: The treasure of Families
When speaking of families, often the image of a treasure comes to my mind.
Today’s rhythm of life, stress, pressure at work, and also the little attention paid by institutions, could put them in danger.
It’s not enough to talk about their importance: it’s necessary to promote concrete means and to develop their role in society  with a good family policy.
Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.
 Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia of Pope Francis. Introduction; Chapters 2 and 3.
 Message of His Holiness Pope Francis on the occasion of the opening meeting of the 3rd edition of the Family Festival in Riva del Garda. December 2, 2014.
 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia of Pope Francis. Introduction; Chapters 2 and 3.
 The Holy Father’s monthly intention for August, 2018, entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.