The Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis,
following the the Ordinary Synod on the Family

Amoris Laetitia - The Joy of Love:
On Love in the Family - Read the Text

A Vatican Summary of Amoris Laetitia

Francis' note to the Bishops who received a copy
of Amoris Laetitia:


The Vatican, 8 April 2016

Dear brother:

Invoking the care of the Holy Family of Nazareth, I am happy to send you my exhortation "Amoris laetitia" for the good of all the families and persons, young and old, entrusted to your pastoral ministry.

United in the Lord Jesus, with Mary and Joseph, please do not forget to pray for me.


The Final Report of the Synod

The Press Conference Releasing the Document:

To accompany the release of the text in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, the Vatican Press Office had a panel including Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna; Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; and a married couple, Francesco Miano, lecturer of moral philosophy at Rome’s University of Tor Vergata and Giuseppina De Simone in Miano, lecturer of philosophy at the Theological Faculty of Southern Italy in Naples. The texts of their presentations will be offered here, when they are available.

Cardinal Baldisseri's introduction of the document at the Press Conference.

Cardinal Schönborn's outstanding explanation of the document at the Press Conference.


Text of Schönborn's remarks to Vatican Radio.

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