Just one smile from a loving family can warm coldest world, pope says

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Pope Francis autographs a woman's cast during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 2. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SMILE Sept. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis autographs a woman’s cast during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sept. 2. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

September 2, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The smile and love of a family can light up the world, bringing warmth and hope to communities that have become cold, lifeless and depressed, Pope Francis said.

“No economic and political engineering is able to substitute this contribution from families,” he said Sept. 2 during his general audience talk in St. Peter’s Square.

Unlike the ancient city of Babel’s “skyscrapers without life,” he said, “the Spirit of God, on the other hand, makes deserts bloom.”

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