Diocese of Palm Beach Issues a Statement in Response to the Release of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach
April 8, 2016

The following is a statement from Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, regarding the release earlier today of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation titled Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love”:

 

Statement from Bishop Barbarito

Regarding Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation

April 8, 2016 

 

“Pope Francis’ Post – Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, ‘The Joy of Love,’ is a beautiful reflection on marriage and family life. The Exhortation is extremely important and necessary for our society today.  It is a lengthy but very pastoral and readable document which must be, in the Pope’s words, carefully and slowly considered.  It is a document of great pastoral insight which addresses the nature of marriage and family life as part of the divine plan and offers great support and accompaniment to those in difficult situations.  It affirms the Church’s constant teaching in a manner that’s encouraging, supportive, understanding and welcoming.  The document is very timely during this Year of Mercy and is much in keeping with our beloved Pope Francis’ personal, practical and pastoral approach well founded on the teaching and outreach of Saint Pope John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.”

 

The above statement from Bishop Barbarito has also been posted to the diocese’s website at www.diocescepb.org

 

The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach encompasses the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Comprised of 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions, the Diocese also serves the faithful community through its schools.

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Read the Diocese of Palm Beach's Press Releases:

Diocese of Palm Beach Highlights the Programs of its Marriage, Family and Healing Ministry in Response to Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation

 

Read Bishop Barbarito's Response to Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love"

 

Press Release from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: (Read) Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation On Love In The Family Welcomed By USCCB Family Life Committee Chairman

 

Response from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: (Read) Pope Francis's Love Letter Invites Deeper Reflection on the Beauty of Marriage and Christ's Teaching, USCCB President Says

 

Read the full text of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love,” on the Vatican website. Click here to read

 

Download the PDF of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love”