Monday, August 07, 2006

Pope to Parents...Come in Parents...

Pope to Catholic parents: Renew your faith to be authentic teachers

VATICAN CITY – The key response to today's increasingly secularized communities is for adults to renew and deepen their faith in Christ so they can be authentic examples and teachers of Christian living to future generations, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Before his planned trip to Valencia, Spain, July 8-9, to help close the Fifth World Meeting of Families, the pope underlined the importance of this year's theme of living and transmitting faith in the family.

In remarks made before praying the July 2 Angelus in St. Peter's Square, the pope urged all the world's families to be "authentic communities of love and life in which the flame of faith may be handed down from generation to generation."