Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia, 'The Joy of Love', is the 2016 post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation which brings together the results of the two Synods on the family.

Amoris Laetitia brings together the results of the two Synods on the family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015.

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on 'The Joy of Love'

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhortation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world.

Background on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis has published the Apostolic Exhortation: Amoris Laetitia, “On Love in the Family”.

Highlights of Pope Francis' teaching on the family

At many Wednesday general audiences during 2015, Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis to the topic of the family. He reflected on the family in the light of scripture and tradition, social realities and challenges, current roles and future possibilities. Out of more than 30 talks, here is a selection highlighting some main features of the Holy Father’s teaching on the family.