Known as Speeches that promote mutual respect between family membersO Pope Francisco This Wednesday (27th) the weekly audience in Sao Pedro Square defended the appearance of the mothers-in-law. To the Vatican.
The pope asked the faithful to remove the stain around them, but he sent a message: “Mothers, I say unto you, keep your tongue, for the tongue is one of the most grievous sins.”
Francis spoke of the prejudices of old age when addressing family relationships between nieces or nephews and in-laws. “We always think of the mother-in-law as a wicked person, but the mother-in-law is the mother of her husband and wife,” the pope continued in public.
He encouraged ordinary people as well to take part in solving this great task: “One of the things you and other people can do is keep up the pressure … there are going to be some difficult decisions for government”. “At least they need to be happy so they can move forward happily in old age,” he added.
“In doing so, may the Lord help us to grow in unity in families, creative unity from the elderly to the young, that positive bridge we must preserve and preserve.”
This is not the first time Pontif has spoken of his mother-in-law, and his comments about the scandal surrounding the subject – sometimes paradoxical. On a visit to the U.S. two years after taking office, the pope said: “Families quarrel, sometimes resources run out. Kids make you headaches. I’m not talking about aunts.”
A year ago, the Times of Israel recalled that Francis had made a similar comment in Rome: “We all know that a perfect family does not exist. We do not have a perfect husband and a perfect wife. We do not even have to.
Pontif sat through the audience this Wednesday and apologized for it, explaining that he had knee pain, which forced him to cancel appointments over the next few days. “This knee will take some time to improve. I can not stand it any longer.”
Pope canceled appointments this Tuesday (26) due to pain, and he underwent an exam last Friday (22). He also canceled events in February and March, but he came Two day trip to Malta.
According to the Argentine newspaper La Nacione Francisco, he tore a ligament and treated the pain with ice and painkillers. He said he had been told the problem was getting better over time but at his age the process would slow down – the pope is 85 years old.
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