Proclaiming and living the 
Gospel of the Family

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


May the joy of the gospel be with you always! On the eve of my departure for Rome to attend the Extraordinary Synod on the Family and Evangelisation, I humbly ask you, individually and collectively, to continue praying intensely that the Synod will bear lasting fruit.

The Extraordinary Synod that will run from October 5 to 19 this year, is the first of two Assemblies which Pope Francis has convened to reflect on “Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation”. 

At the first or investigatory phase, the bishops will discuss their...