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Pope Francis also reflected on the importance of fathers during General Audience

Pontiff urges fathers to ‘waste time’ playing with their offspring in his general audience address

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

The Church used to discuss this important subject a great deal, but in recent times the talking has stopped

Archbishop tells Citizens UK summit the best example a father can give his children is to love and respect their mother

The decline of fatherhood is a shocking tragedy in America and Britain