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Vatican asks parishes to provide a service for couples in crisis

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life is asking parishes to provide a service dedicated to couples in crisis. It is one of the recommendations made in the document “Catechumenal Itineraries for Married Life” newly published by the Vatican.

The document recommends that other experienced spouses act as mentors to couples in crisis. And it insists that they do not lose sight of the needs of each family’s children.

The Dicastery hopes that this form accompaniment will not only be psychological but also spiritual, and will help couples recover their relationship with God and rediscover His presence among them.

Pope Francis described the document as a “fruit” of the Amoris Laetitia family year, which will end in June ahead of the 10th World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome.

This is how Pope Francis spoke to young people about marriage during his trip to Slovakia in 2021.

Dream without fear of forming a family, having children and raising them, spending your life sharing everything with another person, without being ashamed of your own frailties, because there is him or her, who welcomes you and loves you, who loves you just as you are.

In addition, the Dicastery for the Laity insists on supporting those who have suffered separation or divorce.

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