Together with our Member Associations and with your help, we will continue to defend the dignity of human procreation and of every person throughout her/his life. Our work touches upon a great diversity of topics, yet it only echoes the fact that the family is the heart and starting point of all society: in fact, as Pope Francis told us in 2017, our “wide gamut of activities is summed up in integral service to the family”.
A holistic integration of the insights of the Papal Encyclical Laudato Si' into society naturally results in the creation of family policies...Pope Francis’s warning about the dissolution of social bonds constitutes a central current of Laudato Si'. He writes, “the growth of the past two centuries has not always led to an integral development and an improvement in the quality of life. Some of these signs are also symptomatic of real social decline, the silent rupture of the bonds of integration and social cohesion” ( paragraph 46). Family is an indispensable tool of social inclusion and cohesion. Strong families build strong communities, and strong communities protect and empower children to become responsible and impactful citizens that will respect our shared planet as a shared home.