Havana, Cuba, Apr 27, 2021 / 14:19 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Cuban Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Committee on the Family announced a three month period of activities to celebrate the 2021 Year of the Family, which Pope Francis declared to mark the fifth anniversary of his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia.
The May 9-July 31 activities will include weekly messages, reflections, and things to do "within the family and involving other families."
Pope Francis inaugurated the Year of the Family March 19, and it will conclude June 26, 2022.
In a statement published last weekend, the Cuban bishops expressed the need to “organize and support the celebration of this time so that it has a good impact on all the communities of each diocese," and emphasized the importance of "family love, the source of social fraternity.”
The bishops expressed their appreciation for the short guides accompanying each video that were prepared by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life in order to aid reflection on the words of the Holy Father. The guides will help fulfill the "desire to explore more deeply the content of the apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia and to journey together as a Church.”