• Pray together, Pope tells families

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    Pope Francis blesses a sick boy as he arrives to a meeting with families in Manila on Friday. AFP PHOTO

    Pope Francis blesses a sick boy as he arrives to a meeting with families in Manila on Friday. AFP PHOTO

    Pray together, eat together and spend more time with each other.

    This was the message of Pope Francis to families on Friday during his encounter with hundreds of families at the Mall of Asia.

    The pontiff said Filipino families should pray together if they want to stay together.

    He noted that the most important people in his life is his family, particularly his grandmother who reminded him to stay humble.

    He urged every Filipino family to follow the example of Saint Joseph who showed love and protected Jesus from what he called “colonizations.”

    The Holy Father was referring to the people who wanted to hurt Jesus right after he was born, prompting him to bring Mary and her son away from Jerusalem.

    He urged all Filipino families to eat together and spend more time together.

    The pontiff also asked every parent to dream for the future of his or her child.

    He also gave a tip on how to resolve a family problem.

    He said every time he has a problem, he would write the problem on a piece of paper, place it under his pillow, and ask Saint Joseph to reveal the solution.

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