Vatican City, Apr 5, 2018 / 09:07 am
Pope Francis will next week publish an apostolic exhortation on holiness titled Gaudete et exsultate, or "Rejoice and be glad", the Vatican announced Thursday.
Subtitled "on the call to holiness in the contemporary world", the exhortation will be presented April 9 by Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome and archpriest of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.
Italian journalist Gianni Valente and Paola Bignardi, former president of Catholic Action Italy, will also speak at the presentation.
Gaudete et exsultate will be the third apostolic exhortation issued by Pope Francis. In 2016 he issued Amoris laetitia, on love in the family, and in 2013 Evangelii gaudium, on the proclamation of the Gospel in today's world.