Pope Francis has released a video with an encouraging message for pregnant mothers that also asks Catholics to be open to life through adoption.
“I want to say to every woman expecting a child: you are God’s awesome instrument to welcome and offer new life to the world,” Pope Francis said in the video issued on Aug. 25.
“Every child that arrives is God’s gift. Every baby, in every case, and in whatever situation is to be welcomed,” the pope said.
Pope Francis said that to adopt and give someone a family is an act of love by which a man and a woman become mediators of God’s love.