Amoris Laetitia



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The elderly: a precious resource for the Holy Faithful People of God
On 11 February, l’Osservatore Romano published an address of the Secretary of ...
Fall in love with the family, like St. Joseph
This past 27 January, Dr. Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for ...
Family Amoris Laetitia Year
Marriage is worth it!
From 7 – 14 February, coinciding with both the beginning of Lent and St. ...
Announcement of the establishment of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
  As announced today after the Angelus, Pope Francis has decided to ...


First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly:

the offical Prayer with the Holy Father




First world Day for Grandparents and the Elderly:
the Holy Father's video message




a widespread and multi-centric event




Forum Amoris Laetitia: Video message of Pope Francis for the Amoris Laetitia Forum organised by the Dicastery




10 Videos Amoris Laetitia:
the pope and families on the Apostolic Exhortation


A series of 10 videos inspired by different chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, encourages to reread this papal document and to rediscover the family as a gift, despite every problem, obstacle and challenge that families have to face today.





5 videos in which persons with disabilities, from different parts of the world, recount their experience of faith and affirm: "I am Church!".


Initiatives and Resources


1.     Forum: “Where are we with Amoris Laetitia? Strategies for implementing the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis,” to be held from 9 to 12 June 2021, gathering the heads of offices for family pastoral ministry from Bishops’ Conferences, International Movements and Family Associations.

2.     10 Videos Amoris Laetitia” Project: a series of ten videos in which the Holy Father will explain the chapters of the apostolic exhortation, along with families who will give witness by sharing some aspects of their daily lives. Each month, a new video will be released to enkindle pastoral interest in the family within Dioceses and Parishes around the world.

3.     #IamChurcha series of videos on the faith and ecclesial involvement of persons with disabilities.

4.     “Walking with families”: twelve concrete pastoral proposals for journeying with families, inspired by Amoris Laetitia.

5.      In view of the X World Meeting of Families in Rome in 2022, Dioceses and families around the world are invited to share and deeply explore the catechesis that will be provided by the Diocese of Rome and commit themselves to carrying out ad hoc pastoral initiatives.

6.      The celebration of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Resources will be provided for family spirituality, pastoral formation and activity for marriage preparation, young people education in affective maturity, on the holiness of married couples and families who live out the grace of the sacrament in their daily lives.

International academic symposiums will be organized to achieve a thorough understanding of the contents and implications of the apostolic exhortation in relation to highly topical issues that affect families around the world.



Keys to Bioethics

A Manual of Bioethics for Youth


Holiness in Families around the World

A book he beauty of the vocation to marriage and family as a way to holiness


Way of the Cross of Families

A Way of the Cross written and made by families, on the occasion of the Amoris Laetitia Year and in view of the Tenth World Meeting of Families. It was wanted by Pope Francis, who returned to lead the rite on Good Friday from the Colosseum, in Rome


Letter to Married Couples

Pope Francis gives a letter to all married couples on the occasion of the "Amoris Laetitia" Family Year



A series of videos on the faith and ecclesial involvement of persons with disabilities.

During the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, a series of videos on the faith and ecclesial involvement of persons with disabilities will be made available. Read all >



10 useful tips for growing together with Amoris Laetitia words!

An initiative of the"Amoris Laetitia Family Year” to help focus pastoral attention on the formation and education of the little ones in the family Read all >


Rosary for the Family

Praying the Holy Rosary is a special time to share with one’s family members

The Rosary for the Family- launched on Oct. the 7th, has been carefully created by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Read all >


World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Every year on the fourth Sunday of July

“This is the first fruit of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, a gift to the whole Church that is destined to continue into the future..." Read all >


Rosary for Engaged Couples

Praying the Rosary together: a bold proposal!

Did you know that, in the Year of St. Joseph, a Plenary Indulgence is being offered to families and engaged couples? Read all >




X World Meeting of Families

“Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness”


Pope Francis has chosen this theme for the next World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Rome in June 2022.

“Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness.” As the announcement from the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life reads: “On the fifth anniversary of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia and three years after the promulgation of Gaudete et Exsultate, this is intended to highlight family love as a vocation and as a way of holiness, so as to understand and share the profound and salvific meaning of family relationships in daily life.”

The meeting will be organized by the Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life. It was initially scheduled for the fifth anniversary of Amoris Laetitia and the fourth anniversary of Gaudete et Exsultate—i.e. in the year 2021—but it has been moved to 2022.

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