Pope Francis on December 30, 2018, emphasized the importance of the family. His remarks came after praying the noonday Angelus with 50,000 pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on the Feast of the Holy Family.
“A special greeting goes today to the families present here. Applaud all the families that are here — all, and also those taking part from home on television and radio,” the Holy Father said. “The family is a treasure: it must always be protected and defended. May the Holy Family of Nazareth protect you and illuminate your path always.”