"Amoris Laetitia" On Love in the Family The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Family by Pope Francis The Joy of Love, Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation, was released on Friday, April 8th. In it, the Holy Father talks about the importance of family to both the Church and the world. He speaks of fruitfulness encompassing the procreation of children but also extending into doing good works in society, reaching out to the poor and those in distress, and being an example of God’s love. Family life, the pope maintains, is not always easy, but even in the greatest of difficulties, there is joy. Pauline Books & Media will be printing the document.