Message of the Apostolic Nuncio, by Rev. Msgr. Henryk M Jagodzinki, to the participants for the National Symposium: ‘Understanding Amoris Laetitia in the Indian Situation’ held in Mumbai from 13-15 October 2017.
Message of the Apostolic Nuncio, delivered on behalf of him by Rev. Msgr. Henryk M Jagodzinki, to the participants who were present for the National Symposium: ‘Understanding Amoris Laetitia in the Indian Situation’ held in Mumbai from 13-15 October 2017

Your Grace Archbishop Anil Couto, Your Lordships Bishop Gerald Almeida and Bishop Lawrence Pius,
Bishops, Fathers, Sisters and the People of God,
It is with great joy that I extend my best wishes and appreciation to the CBCI Commission for Theology and Doctrine, to the CBCI Office for Justice, Peace and Development and to the CCBI Commission for Family for the organization of a National Symposium, from 13th to 15th October 2017, in Mumbai, on the Topic “Understanding Amoris Laetitia in the Indian Situation”, and for the great service you have been rendering to the Church through the mentioned Offices of CBCI and CCBI.
I express my gratitude to the Chairpersons of these institutions and also to their Executive Secretaries, Fr. Stephen Fernandes and Fr Milton Gonsalves for the preparation of this event.
The product of two Synods on the family convened by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), is an Apostolic Exhortation on love, individuality and the family that was signed by the Holy Father on March 19, 2016. The announcement of it gained attention for its call to appreciate the difficulties of married life today, its stress on understanding over condemnation, and concern for the sacramental needs of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Through Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis is inviting the Church to a renewed process of moral formation and pastoral practice with regard to marriage and family life that is rooted in Sacred Scripture and the Church’s faith. On a broader level, the Holy Father sets out a vision of renewal for the whole Church. Central to that are opportunities for discussion and reflection based upon the model of the synods that bring together the Church.
It is certainly a very commendable task to come together and to reflect on this relevant and meaningful Pontifical document in the context of the life of the Church in India, and to plan for renewal and transformation for the better.
His Holiness Pope Francis reminds us that “the Holy Spirit teaches us to see with the eyes of Christ, to live life as Christ lived, to understand life as Christ understood it…. Let us allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit, let us allow him to speak to our heart” (General Audience, 8 May 2013).
Indeed, you have to cherish first of all faithfulness to Christ and to his Gospel, in order to witness them with your words and your life, witnessing to God’s love with your own love and with your own charity to all, especially in the family life.
I am sure that this National Symposium will help the entire Church in the Country to understand better what it means joy of love (Amoris Letitita) in the Indian situation and to be more and more focused on Christ and his love for all, especially for those more in need because are living the difficulties in their marriage and family life.
My best wishes to all of you. May God continue to be with you during this Three Days National Symposium as you explore and discern the reality of the family in India, in the light of Amoris Letitia. My special prayers are with you and I send you the Apostolic Blessings of His Holiness Pope Francis. God bless you.
Yours sincerely in Christ, 
Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro 
Apostolic Nuncio
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