Pope Francis meets with a small fan during the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
Gaudete et Exsultate- A Summary
A new apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World), has been released by the Vatican signed on 19th March 2018. An apostolic exhortation is considered one of the highest ranking papal documents after Encyclical Letters. Since his election, Pope Francis has issued two other exhortations: Evangelii Gaudium in 2013 and Amoris Laetitia in 2016.
This experience became a source of great wisdom for this humble daughter of Africa” (paragraph: 32). Pope Benedict XVI had made the same example of St. Josephine Bakhita in his encyclical letter Spe Salvi – Saved in Hope (paragraph: 3, 2007).