Thursday, August 4, 2016

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 4

4.   I  must  also  say  that  the  Synod  process proved both impressive and illuminating.  I am grateful for the many contributions that helped me to appreciate more fully the problems faced by families throughout the world.  The various interventions of the Synod Fathers, to which I paid close heed, made up, as it were, a multifaceted gem reflecting many legitimate concerns and honest questions.  For this reason, I thought it appropriate to prepare a post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation to gather the contributions of  the two recent Synods on the family, while adding other considerations as an aid to reflection, dialogue and pastoral practice, and as a help and encouragement to families in their daily commitments and challenges.