‘Where are we with Amoris Laetitia?’

Strategies for the pastoral application of Pope Francis’ Exhortation

'Where are we with Amoris Laetitia?'
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“Where are we with Amoris Laetitia? Strategies for the pastoral application of Pope Francis’ Exhortation.”

This is the question and forum for ideas from June 9-12, 2021, when the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life is organizing and hosting an online event.

This initiative is part of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, as a moment of dialogue in synodal style on the experiences and perspectives of the implementation of the Apostolic Exhortation and is aimed at supporting the application of Amoris Laetitia in a pastoral and missionary key.

The “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year began Friday, March 19, 2021 — Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary, and the fifth anniversary of the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on the beauty and joy of family love.

Pope Francis announced the Year during the Angelus on December 27, 2020, and he mentioned it again last March 14, describing it as “a special Year to grow in family love.” The Dicastery for the Laity, the Family, and Life, which is coordinating the Year’s activities, has opened online the event “Our Daily Love,” which will end on June 26, 2022, with the 10th World Meetings of Families in Rome.

Exclusively those responsible for family ministry at the level of Episcopal Conferences, associations, and international ecclesial movements are invited to participate.

The various sessions of the Forum will be based on the experiences of the various ecclesial realities and will deal with marriage preparation, the training of accompanying persons, the education of children, conjugal spirituality, family missionary work, and pastoral paths to accompany, discern and integrate fragilities (see attached program).

Given the persistent situation of health emergencies and the consequent regulatory restrictions, the Forum will be held as a webinar. This modality will allow many more people to participate by connecting from all over the world: about 350 delegates, representing 70 Episcopal Conferences and over 30 international associations and movements, have registered to participate.

Given the online modality, the Dicastery will publish, at the end of each day, brief summary notes of the work on the site www.amorislaetitia.va and also on www.laityfamilylife.va. A concluding note will be published at the end of the meeting.

You can view the full agenda here.