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Pope to parents: It's OK to fight, just not in front of kids

AP  |  Vatican City 

is offering new parents a bit of advice, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight but just not in front of their children because of the "anguish" it causes.

asked permission Sunday to give his during a ceremony to baptise 27 newborns, an annual tradition that fills the frescoed with newborns, their parents and godparents.

Amid coos and wails, told parents that they had taken on an important new job of transmitting the faith to their children a job he said begins at home.

Francis then offered some off-the-cuff advice.

He says "it's normal for spouses to fight ... it'd be strange if they didn't. Do it, but so that the children don't hear it or see it.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:35 IST