Pope Francis will publish, on Friday, April 8, his post-synod exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The joy of love”), where he will assemble the conclusions of October 2015 Bishops’ Synod on family.

The presentation will be at 6:30 in Buenos Aires (11:30, Rome time) with the participation of Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Bishops’ Synod; Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna, and the married couple Francesco Miano and Giuseppina De Simone in Miano, who participated in the Synod as consultants.

The director of the Press Office of the Holy See, father Federico Lombardi SJ, made this announcement.  He detailed that the post-synod exhortation will emphasize “joy, love and family” along 324 points contained in some one hundred pages.

The document, signed by Pope Francisco on March 19, is dedicated to the members of the Curia, to marriages and to all the faithful.

The Bishops’ Synod, held on October 2015 in the Vatican with the participation of more than 250 prelates from all over the world, was on the topic of “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world”.  Bishops debated on various subjects related to family; some of them were the preparation for the sacrament of marriage, pastoral care for families in trouble, family violence, and many others.  On October 24, 2015, the Synod issued a final document with the conclusions of their debate.

With information from Pastoral Siglo XXI