Pope Francis: Be kind to your mother-in-law

Pope Francis

Devoting his weekly audience to the relationship between generations, the Pope turned family counsellor and offered some wise words on mothers-in-law.
Devoting his general audience to the relationship between generations, the Pope, 85, said: “I’m not saying we see her as the devil, but she is always presented in a pejorative way.
“But the mother-in-law is the mother of your husband and the mother of your wife.”
Pope Francis also urged daughters-in-law to take care of their relationships with their mothers-in-law.
“They gave birth to your spouse,” he told the assembled crowds in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican recently.
“At least make them happy.”
Pope Francis also had advice for mothers-in-law: “Be careful how you express yourselves.”
It is not the first time he has touched on the subject.
In 2015, Pope Francis sparked laughter on a visit to the United States when he told a crowd: “Families quarrel and sometimes plates can fly and children bring headaches, and I won’t speak about mothers-in-law.”
He held his general audience at the Vatican a day after a flare-up of knee pain forced him to cancel all activities.
The pontiff walked slowly and with a pronounced limp while holding the arm of an aide to his seat.
During the address, he also called for prayers for an end to the war in Ukraine, which he has condemned since Russia launched its invasion.
“May the weapons fall silent, so that those who have the power to stop the war hear the cry for peace coming from all of humanity,” he said– Sky News