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On 23 and 24 April an event at the Pontifical Gregorian University

The experience of the pandemic has exposed false certainties and revealed the pitfalls present in relationship dynamics. Fragility and vulnerability have also emerged in the lives of individuals as ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Academic and pastoral events in the United States, Chile, and Guatemala

Since the Holy Father first opened the “Amoris Laetitia Family Year,” preparations for many events focused on deepening an appreciation for the Apostolic Exhortation—which celebrated its fifth ...

10 videos Amoris Laetitia
Pope Francis in dialogue with families in a series of 10 videos

  “Today we will begin a 10-month journey undertaken together to talk about the beauty of being a family. Everyone is called to lovingly care for the life of the family, because families are ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Address by Cardinal Farrell at the opening of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year

“The Amoris Laetitia Family Year is an opportunity for us to explore and meditate on the contents of the Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family. We can relaunch our commitment in all areas of ...

10 videos Amoris Laetitia
10 videos illustrate chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation together with testimonies of families

On March 19th, the beginning of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year took place, and with a video message Card. Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life,  introduces the ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis to the participants in the online meeting “Our daily love”, for the opening of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” year

“In these five years, Amoris Laetitia has outlined the beginning of a journey, seeking to encourage a new pastoral approach to the family situation.”: These are some of the words Pope Francis sent ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Press conference to present the Amoris Laetitia Family Year

A press conference to mark the start of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, which will begin on 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph and the fifth anniversary of the publication of the apostolic ...

Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

At the end of the Sunday Angelus Prayer, the Holy Father Francis recalled the upcoming opening of the Year of the Family "Amoris Laetitia Family". The Pope referred to "Amoris Laetitia ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
An online meeting opens events dedicated to the five years of Amoris Laetitia

Our Daily Love: this is the name of the online event organized for March 19 by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, the Diocese of Rome and the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute ...

Elderly
Address of Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

On 11 February, l’Osservatore Romano published an address of the Secretary of the Dicastery, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, ...