This past weekend, Pope Francis served as witness to twenty couples seeking the sacrament of matrimony at St. Peter’s in the diocese of Rome. Although the Pope is the Vicar of Christ and serves as the head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, he is also the Bishop of Rome and serves the Diocese in that capacity as part of his duties as the Pope.
During the ceremony, Pope Francis reminded the couples that marriage is about “man and woman walking together, wherein the husband helps his wife to become ever more a woman, and wherein the woman has the task of helping her husband to become ever more a man.”
Challenging the married couples to embrace the sufferings of Christ on the cross, he called upon them to persevere through the many trials and tribulations that come with married life.
Posted: September 19, 2014