Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle credits his large family for who he is today
The archbishop’s personal message to the synod was that “the family is a gift from God.” He says the family provides checks and balances and is the place we learn to love and be loved, to support and be supported, to make mistakes and to be corrected and correct others. It is a place that gives hope.
The archbishop, one of 12 children who lived among extended family, credits his family with who he is. He admits he finds it beautiful to see the “communion of experiences” brought to the synod. “It shows that the family is the same, whether it is in Asia, or Latin America, or North America, or Europe, or Africa … it is the same unit.”
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