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  • » 10/01/2016, 10.03


    India, Latin rite bishops publish Hindi translation of Amoris Laetitia

    The goal is to spread the teachings of the Apostolic Exhortation in civil society, particularly among families. The bishops have promoted discussions on the text at the national, regional and diocesan level. The next meetings will continue to have the family as the focal point.

    Bangalore (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The Latin Rite Bishops' Conference of India (CCBI) have sponsored the Hindi translation of Amoris Laetitia, the post-synodal apostolic exhortation "on love in the family," published by Pope Francis on  April 8. The goal of Catholic bishops is to spread the teachings of the exhortation in society, focusing on Catholic families.

    The translation was presented in a press conference on September 28 in Bangalore, Karnataka. The text was presented by Card. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai, President of the CCBI and the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC). The cardinal delivered the first copy to Msgr. Anil Couto, Archbishop of Delhi.

    For months, the Commission on the Family of the Latin Bishops Conference has been promoting initiatives to disseminate the text of the exhortation, which has been widely debated throughout the country, at national, regional and diocesan levels.

    According to the Indian bishops, the translation will be useful especially for Catholics of the northern part of the country, where Hindi is the mother tongue. The commitment on the part of the Conference, they say, is "to strengthen family life, despite all the challenges it faces".

    At the press conference, the bishops reminded that even the upcoming events of the CCBI will be centered on the family. The 11th plenary meeting to be held in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) from January 31 to  February 8, 2017 will discuss the "Joy of love in the family: Amoris Laetita and its implications for India".

    Previously, the 11th Plenary Assembly of the FABC in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from November 28  to  December 4, 2016 will have as its theme "The Catholic family: the local Church of the poor and the mission of mercy".

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