In a message to Antillean youth, Holy Father Pope Francis said love is the core of the Church’s doctrine on the family, which is something every young person is responsible for carrying forward. To understand what this love means, the pontiff urged young people to both read and study chapter four of his 2016 post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, which is dedicated to “Love in Marriage.”

As reported by CNA, His Holiness Pope Francis remarked that “I tell you that the core of Amoris Laetitia was chapter four. How to live love. How to live love in the family.”The Pontiff told the youth to read and talk about the chapter with each other, because “there is a lot of strength here to continue going forward” and to transform family life. Holy Father Pope Francis reminded that “Love has its own strength. And love never ends.” He said, explaining that if they learn how to truly love as God taught, “you will be transforming something that is for all of eternity.”

In order to promote and carry the family forward, one must understand both the present and the past, His Holiness Pope Francis said. The Pontiff told the youth to spend time with their grandparents and other elderly people, and to take what they learn and “carry it forward.”