Apostolic Exhortation

Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia, 'The Joy of Love', is the 2016 post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family”. It brings together the results of the two Synods on the family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015. In this section, you can read the full document and a helpful summary.

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Document: Amoris Laetitia

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhortation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Cathol...Read more

background

Background: Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis has finalised the intense two-year process of the Synod on The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and contemporary World with the...Read more

Teaching

Pope's Family Teaching

At many Wednesday general audiences during 2015, Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis to the topic of the family. He reflected on the family in the light of...Read more

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Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love

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Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love. Pope Francis, 2016.

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Summary: Amoris Laetitia

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The Holy See's summary of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love. Pope Francis, 2016.

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Q & A: Amoris Laetitia

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The Holy See has provided a four-page question and answer document for the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love. Pope Francis, 2016.