Beginning of the Year of the Family "Amoris Laetitia"
Pope Francis has inaugurated a year dedicated to the family on the fifth anniversary of publishing his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on the Joy of Love. This will lead up to a congress in Rome in June of 2022.
In these five years, the apostolic exhortation has encouraged us to take a new pastoral approach towards the realities that families face. While the doctrine is important, we have to also take care of the fragility and wounds of many families.
Pope Francis invites the Church to the frankness of the Gospel message and at the same time a certain tenderness in accompanying families. He invites families to begin with the Word of God to find the true sense of their union and their love.
The family is called to be a living expression of God's love.