Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family
April 8th, 2016
Missionary Oblates JPIC welcomes the teaching from Pope Francis’Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family – “Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love.”
With insights from Synod of Bishops, local Bishops and families around the world, the apostolic teaching reminds us of the importance of family life, love and marriage in society.
The apostolic exhortation was released on April 8. In Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love, Pope Francis reminds us:
This Exhortation is especially timely in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. First, because it represents an invitation to Christian families to value the gifts of marriage and the family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience. Second, because it seeks to encourage everyone to be a sign of mercy and closeness wherever family life remains imperfect or lacks peace and joy. (5)