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