Vatican Insider Staff
The apostolic exhortation which will draw together all that emerged from the two Synods on the family, will be dated 19 March but will be published after Easter. The document will respond to the expectations of today’s world with regard to the pastoral care of the family, starting with the request for a greater openness towards irregular couples. This is according to Vatican spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, who said the exhortation could be presented in the second or third week of April.
It is worth quoting a statement made by the theologian cardinal Walter Kasper, who gave the speech to the Consistory on February 2014, which marked the start of the renewal process: “The document will mark the start of the greatest revolution experienced by the Church in 1500 years.”
Friday, March 18, 2016
Vatican Insider Staff, "Post-synodal document to be published after Easter. It will be revolutionary, Kasper says" Vatican Insider News (La Stampa, March 17, 2016): "The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, said it could be presented in the second or third week of April":