The Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" at the Center of the Diocesan Pastoral Conference
"The Joy of Love: The Path of the Families in Rome" is the theme of the 2016 Diocesan Pastoral Conference which will take place on 16 and 17 June in the Basilica of San Giovanni and has been prepared in the light of Pope Francis‘ Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris Laetitia." After the working session‘s opening with the Pope‘s speech, on the evening of the 16th, on the following day, pastoral workshops will begin in the prefectures, in a positive and proactive perspective, on some of the issues of family ministry mentioned in the exhortation: educating to love during adolescence, true love‘s attraction towards marriage, supporting the fidelity of the spouses, the joy of giving life and helping life to grow, and the family as school of sociability and a fraternal lifestyle. Each workshop will be dedicated in particular to the training of family pastoral agents. The pastoral guidelines that emerge in the workshops will be focused on, at the conclusion of the Congress, on 19 September, in the report to be given by Cardinal Vicar Agostino Vallini.