Pope: God’s dream is the union between man and woman

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Francisco reiterated that the dream of God, is the union of love between man and woman. | Photo: EFE

Pope Francisco on Sunday defended the indissolubility of marriage, condemned divorce, and stressed that the family must settle for a man and a woman.

During the opening of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family in the Vatican, the Pope said the Church must defend traditional values ​​in a “very difficult social and marital context.”

He also invited the 400 bishops present at the Basilica of San Pedro to find and heal the wounds couples, with the oil of mercy.Francisco defended the “lasting love, true straight, fertile, which is increasingly mocked and considered somewhat outdated” and reiterated that the dream of God, is the union of love between man and woman.
As for divorce, the Vicar of Christ quoted the Gospel of Mark: “what God has joined together, let no man put asunder,” and explained that this is an “exhortation to believers to overcome all forms of individualism and legalism, which hides a petty selfishness and fear to accept the true meaning of the couple and of human sexuality in God’s plan. “Read here → The Catholic Church in the shadow of scandal
In context
This is the second Synod on the family so far this year, francisco Pope summoned all the bishops of the world, to debate for three weeks on this issue under the slogan “The vocation and mission of the family in Church and in the contemporary world. ”
This meeting is marked by tensions generated after Saturday an important Vatican prelate confessed his homosexuality, prompting his immediate dismissal.