In family relations, good manners are no joke, pope says at audience

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May 13, 2015

Pope Francis kisses a baby girl as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 13. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE May 13, 2015.

Pope Francis kisses a baby girl as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 13. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The closer two people are to each other, the more care is required in respecting the other’s freedom and feelings, Pope Francis said.

Even Jesus knocks at the door of a person’s heart awaiting permission to enter, he said May 13 at his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

“Intimacy does not authorize you to take everything for granted,” he said, starting a series of audience talks he said would look at the “real life” of families today.

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