‘Amoris Laetitia’ Turns One
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It was April 8, 2016 when the post-synodal exhortation by Pope Francis Amoris Laetitia was first released at the Vatican.
The text summarized the two synods on the family, one in 2014 and the other in 2015, and sought to give a new impulse to the pastoral approach of the Church to family and marriage. It’s focus was on the Church as a mother and on the concept of discernment.
In the past 12 months, there has been various criticisms and interpretations of the document. Monsignor Pietro Maria Fragnelli, Bishop of Trapani and President of the Italian Bishops Commission for the family, expressed