A Father’s Day message from Pope Francis

6 September, 2020
Image: Josh Applegate/Unsplash.


St Joseph is the model of the educator and the dad, the father.

I, therefore, entrust to his protection those who are fathers.

Best wishes to you on your day!

I ask for you the grace to be ever closer to your children, allow them to grow, but be close, close!

They need you, your presence, your closeness, your love.

May you be for them as St Joseph was: guardians of their growth in age, wisdom and grace.

May you guard them on their journey: be educators and walk with them.

Thank you for all you do for your children: thank you.

May St Joseph bless you and accompany you.


Pope Francis

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