7. feb. 2015
Pope Francis discussed the role of fathers during his weekly general audience Feb. 4.
Fuld længde - video: Vatikanet: Pope Francis General Audience 2015.02.04
Hele teksten - på engelsk: The family - 3. The father (Second part)
"A good father knows how to wait and knows how to forgive from the depths of his heart. Certainly, he also knows how to correct with firmness: he is not a weak father, submissive and sentimental. The father who knows how to correct without humiliating is the one who knows how to protect without sparing himself. Once I heard a father at a meeting on marriage say: “Sometimes I have to strike the children lightly... but never in the face so as not to humiliate them”. How beautiful! He has a sense of dignity. He must punish, but he does it in a just way, and moves on."