Session 2 Panel 2

Promoting the Gospel of the Family: The Role of Family Associations Today.

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 2: Promoting the Gospel of the Family: The Role of Family Associations Today.
(Hall 8B) - IT 🎧 EN, FR

Moderator: Msgr. Carlos Simon, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life Text available for download​

Panellists:    
•   Antoine Renard, European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, France Text available for download
•   Prof. Francesco Belletti, International Centre for Family Studies, Italy Text available for download

The Church has an important role in supporting families and hopes to provide ‘pastoral accompaniment needs to go beyond the actual celebration of the sacrament.’ (Al. 223). This panel discusses the role of family associations today. 

Biographies

Msgr. Carlos Simon, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

   
 
 

 
Antoine Renard, European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, France 

Prof. Francesco Belletti, International Centre for Family Studies, Italy

Francesco Belletti is from Italy. He is married to Gabriella, with whom he has three children. A sociologist, he is the Director of the International Center for Family Studies  (CISF) Milan, a non profit independent research center  on family relationships and family policies.   From 1991-1992 to 2005-2006 he worked at the Catholic University of Milan, teaching courses for the undergraduate degree in Social Work. From 2009 until 2015 he was President of the National Forum of Family Associations, a network of family associations lobbying for the promotion of better family policies in Italy. From 2009 to 2016 he was a Consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Family. Since 2017 he has been a member of the Board of the International Commission on Couple and Family Relationships, ICCFR.

 

 

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