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Gestures, spirituality are essential in family life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Simple gestures such as a kind look or a morning kiss and family prayer can strengthen couples in living out their vocation to marriage, Pope Francis said in his apostolic exhortation.

No doctrine change from Pope Francis – but a call for better pastoral care

Catholics who have divorced-and-remarried need the fullness of Church teaching. They also need a wise pastoral and community response to their difficulties that can help them grow in the Christian life, Pope Francis said on Friday in his new document on love in the family.

God excludes no one from his love; offers mercy, not hate, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus brought humanity God's merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said.