The Plenary Assembly of Croatia‘s Bishops has presented targeted pastoral projects and a manual on motherhood and fatherhood
The family was at the center of the pastoral projects, religious education in schools, and a document on catechesis presented at the Plenary Assembly of the Croatian Bishops, last week in Zagreb. In the light of the results of the last two Synods of Bishops on the family and Pope Francis‘ Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, the bishops decided to relaunch an old project of the Episcopal Conference aimed at preparing couples for Christian marriage.
The aim is to provide greater and more systematic teaching at the preparatory meetings and to ensure permanent accompaniment for couples after their marriage by specifically trained pastoral workers. The Assembly decided to prepare some guidelines for the implementation of Amoris Laetitia‘s recommendations, which will be adapted to the specific situations of each diocese. Focusing on the preparation of the third National Meeting of Families to be held at the Marian shrine of Solin in 2018, the Episcopal Council for Life and the Family has published two manuals of catecheses on motherhood and fatherhood.