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20,000 engaged couples hear pope for Valentine's Day

Pope tells them to build marriage on 'rock of true love'

14 February, 14:39
20,000 engaged couples hear pope for Valentine's Day (ANSA) - Vatican City, February 14 - More than 20,000 couples of fiances flocked to St. Peter's square to celebrate St. Valentine's Day with Pope Francis.

The pope told them marriage should not be founded "on the sand of feelings that come and go, but on the rock of true love, the love that comes from God".

If love is taken to be "only a feeling, a psycho-physical state, then one cannot build something solid on it," Francis said.

"But if instead love is a relationship, then a reality can grow, and we can even say as an example, that one builds like a house. And the house is built together, not alone!".

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