Rome (Associated Press)-Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will dedicate a new year to the family as he doubles one of the Pope’s priorities and urges people to refocus his controversial 2016 family life document.
Francis announced that the upcoming Family Year will begin on March 19, which is the fifth anniversary of the release of his document “The Joy of Love”. Among other things, the document opened the door for divorced and remarried couples to receive the sacrament, sparked criticism, and even triggered heretical accusations by conservative Catholics.
Francis wrote this document when he gathered bishops from all over the world to discuss how the Catholic Church can better serve the family. Although the issue of divorce and remarriage dominated the headlines during the back-to-back bishops conference, the discussion also involved serving homosexuals and other “non-traditional”
Francis made this comment in his blessing at noon on Sunday. This is the information he provided inside the studio to prevent people from gathering in the Vatican’s anti-virus measures, below St. Peter’s Square.
In announcing the news, Francis offered some friendly pope advice to the tortured family, reminding them to say “sorry, thank you, sorry” and never end the day.
“Because the cold war the next day is dangerous,” he quipped.