Society can be judged by the way it treats its children says Pope
Pope Francis said Wednesday that children are a joy-filled gift for the Church and the world, and cautioned against an overcast society that lacks life because it has rejected and run out of children. “Children give life, joy and hope. They also give worries and sometimes problems, but this is better than a society that is sad and cray because it has run out of children. Or doesn't want children,” the Pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his March 18 general audience.