Pope gives parents green light to row when children aren’t there

Pope gives parents green light to row when children aren’t there

January 15, 2019

It’s OK to have a row with your partner but not in front of the children says Pope Francis – as he tells mothers they CAN breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel

  • Pope Francis told parents it’s okay to row when their children are not around
  • He made the revalations on Sunday in a mass in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
  • He also urged mothers to breastfeed their newborns in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis has told parents that it’s okay to argue with each other when children are out of sight and urged mothers to breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel if they are hungry.       

He made the revelations on Sunday in a mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in which 27 newborn babies are thought to have been baptised.

The Pope, 82, also urged mothers to breastfeed their newborns and make them comfortable.

Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio 

The pope told mothers: ‘If they cry for hunger, breastfeed them. ‘To the mothers, I say: breastfeed the children. ‘The Lord wants this.’ Stock picture shows a woman breastfeeding

Pope Francis has told parents that it’s okay to argue with each other when children are out of sight and urged mothers to breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel if they are hungry. Pictured, Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday

He said: ‘If they cry for hunger, breastfeed them.

‘To the mothers, I say: breastfeed the children.

‘The Lord wants this.’ 

Francis told parents that they had taken on an important new job of transmitting the faith to their children  – which ‘begins at home, in the family’. 

He also described the ‘anguish’ a child goes through when they see their parents quarrel. 

The Pope often stresses that couples should make a habit of saying ‘Please, thank you and sorry,’ and should never go to bed mad. Pictured, Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio

He said: ‘But the important thing is to transmit the faith with your life of faith.

‘They see the love of the spouses, who see the peace of the house, who see that Jesus is there.

‘And I would like to give advice – sorry, but I recommend this – never fight in front of children, never.

‘It is normal for spouses to quarrel, it is normal.

‘The opposite would be strange.

‘Do it, but that they do not hear, that they do not see.

‘You do not know the anguish a child receives when he sees his parents quarrelling.

‘This, I dare, is a piece of advice that will help you pass on the faith.’    

As Pope, Francis frequently offers advice to couples. 

He also did so for many years when he worked as a minister, priest, bishop and cardinal in Buenos Aires. 

 The Pope often stresses that couples should make a habit of saying ‘Please, thank you and sorry,’ and should never go to bed mad.

Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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