First international presentation of Amoris Laetitia
More than fifty ambassadors accredited to the Holy See and twenty representatives of non-governmental organizations were among the 110 people present, on Tuesday, 19 April, in Rome, at the presentation of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, promoted by the Working Group of Catholic NGOs at the UN headquarters in Geneva in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for the Family, and moderated by the journalist Vania De Luca.
In his opening speech, Archbishop Paglia extensively presented the document, focusing in particular on the path that it invites the faithful to follow, both in the Church, called to look with sympathy and mercy toward every family, as well as in human society, which finds its own principle of existence in the family’s generativity. H.E. Msgr. Jurkovic, Representative of the Holy See at the United Nations in Geneva, after recalling the state of reflection on the family in the international debate, said that Amoris Laetitia will surely indicate the line along which the Holy See will continue to work, in the international offices, in favor of the family. Finally, Dr. Maria Giovanna Ruggeri, President of WUCWO and leader of the NGOs present in Geneva, recalled the role and the work of these associations, which were able to present, after the rich debate, some significant experiences.