Institute’s President Responds to Amoris Laetitia

Published on April 19, 2016

Msgr. Livio Melina, the President of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, has released a brief reflection on Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia:

"It is with respect, gratitude and filial disposition that the Pontifical John Paul II Institute
for Studies on Marriage and Family welcomes Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic
Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, with which he has concluded the path set out by the two
Synods on the Family. As Institute we have accompanied this path, offering our
contribution with openness of mind and heart, with clarity and with parrhesia. In doing
so, we were guided by the fruitful inspiration of St. John Paul II, “the Pope of the Family,”
an inspiration that has matured over the past 34 years of the Institute’s commitment to
research and teaching, always lived in close contact with the concrete experience of the
pastoral care of the family.

Read the complete statement here.

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