14 September 2022
Marriage and Family

The Catechumenal Itineraries for Married Life have reached American continent

The Undersecretary, Prof. Gambino, attended the first presentation of the pastoral guidelines after their publication
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Experts and representatives of institutions dedicated to family science from all over South America participated - virtually and in attendance – in  the meeting held a few days ago at the Pontifical University of Mexico (PUM), on the occasion of the presentation-the first since its publication during the "Amoris Laetitia Family Year" - of the "Catechumenal Itineraries for Married Life" prepared by our Dicastery in response to the need, expressed by Pope Francis, for a "new catechumenate" that would include all stages of the sacramental journey.

The event, which was also broadcast through eleven Facebook channels, including those of the Gregorian University, the Catholic University of Argentina, and the bishops' conferences of Guatemala, Peru, Panama, and Costa Rica, was attended remotely by the Undersecretary, Prof. Gabriella Gambino.

Introducing the presentation, which was sponsored by the PUM's Center for Studies on the Family, Bioethics and Society, when referring to the Itineraries, Ms. Gambino described them as a "revolutionary" document because "if applied, over time it will really bring about a significant change in the way marriage is proclaimed to young people and to operationalize the co-responsible and proactive presence of the laity in the particular Churches in this pastoral field."