Here is Pope Francis' first apostolic exhortation called "Evangelii Gaudium" or "The Joy of the Gospel". You can read it in several languages. Below we have added some commentaries by experts.
- Evangelii Gaudium : Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World (24 November 2013)[English, French, German, Italian, Spanish]
On Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel Is Rooted in the Cross
Francis’ Ode to the Joy of Evangelising: a summary and guide
John Allen Jr. (National Catholic Reporter):
'Evangelii Gaudium' amounts to Francis' 'I Have a Dream' speech
Heidi Moore (The Guardian, Business and Economics section):
Pope Francis understands economics better than most politicians
Father Roger J. Landry (EWTN, National Catholic Register):
‘Evangelii Gaudium’: The Joy of the Missionary Disciple
20 Quotes From Pope Francis' First Apostolic Exhortation "Evangelii Guadium"
Abigail Frymann (The Tablet):
Francis publishes vision for more compassionate, decentralised Church
Andrea Tornielli (La Stampa, Vatican Insider):
A “pastoral conversion” is demanded of the whole Church
Catholic Herald View: Pope Francis shows us evangelising is life’s great adventure