April 22, 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God’s plan for fruitful, everlasting unions between a man and woman has been lost in a world filled with skepticism, distrust and hostility, Pope Francis said.
A culture that does not value “the stable and life-giving covenant between a man and woman is certainly a loss for everyone. We must bring honor back to marriage and the family,” he said April 22 during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
But much also must be done to return respect and dignity to women, who are often exploited, objectified and understandably skeptical of the possibility of harmony between men and women, he said.