The family is the answer to world’s brokenness, blandness, pope says

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September 30, 2015

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 30. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) See POPE-AUDIENCE-CUBA-US Sept. 30, 2015.

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sept. 30. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The family is the answer to the two extremes facing the world — fragmentation and “homogenization,” in which everything is forced to be the same, Pope Francis said.

The family based on marriage between a man and a woman is the answer because “it is the cell of a society that balances the personal and communal,” he said at his general audience Sept. 30 in St. Peter’s Square.

The family also can be “the model of a sustainable management of goods and the resources of creation” against today’s culture of consumerism, he added.

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