John Paul II Foundation

Family – the basic unit of society and of the Church – John Paul II

“Faced with these grave problems, which have reached global proportions, we may not keep silent or do nothing, because they are destroying the family, which is the basic unit of society and of the Church. We are called to take the situation in hand. Christians and all people of good will have the duty to help families in difficulty, providing them with the spiritual and material help needed to overcome the often tragic situations.”

Message of His Holiness John Paul II for Lent 1994 (excerpt)

From the Vatican, September 3, 1993