Jan 29, 2016 Print this article

News Release: Concerned Catholics Launch Worldwide Petition to Pope Francis

Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and dozens of pro-family groups are gathering signatures on a worldwide petition to Pope Francis, asking him to defend marriage and family at the upcoming Synod in Rome.

In two weeks, 45,115 people have already signed on, including a king, cardinals, bishops, priests, civil leaders, dignitaries, and public figures. Petition sponsors hope to collect and deliver millions of signatures at the Vatican before the Synod starts in October. ( see complete list here)

Access the petition to Pope Francis here: http://www.tfpstudentaction.org/sign-petition-to-pope-francis.html

"Your Holiness," the petition reads, "in light of the information published on the last Synod, we note with anguish that, for millions of faithful Catholics, the beacon seems to have dimmed in face of the onslaught of lifestyles spread by anti-Christian lobbies."

The petition continues: "In fact, we see widespread confusion arising from the possibility that a breach has opened within the Church that would accept adultery -- by permitting divorced and then civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion -- and would virtually accept even homosexual unions when such practices are categorically condemned as being contrary to Divine and natural law."

"... a word from Your Holiness is the only way to clarify the growing confusion amongst the faithful. It would prevent the very teaching of Jesus Christ from being watered down and would dispel the darkness looming over our children's future should that beacon no longer light their way," the message to Pope Francis states.

"Holy Father, we implore You to say this word. We do so with a heart devoted to all that You are and represent. We do so with the certainty that Your word will never disassociate pastoral practice from the teaching bequeathed by Jesus Christ and his vicars -- as this would only add to the confusion."

Access the petition to Pope Francis here: http://www.tfpstudentaction.org/sign-petition-to-pope-francis.html

Contact: John Ritchie -- Tradition, Family & Property (TFP)

Phone: 717-225-7147 ext. 229
Email: jritchie@tfp.org