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14/08/2018
WYD
Keeping the great event celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013, alive in the memory young people around the world, accompanying them step by step to the next in Panama

Since 2014, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro commemorates the anniversary of 2013 WYD celebrated in Rio, with the aim of encouraging the participation of young people in the next edition of WYD. This year, the celebration took place in the cathedral and included an intense moment of adoration ...

13/08/2018
WMOF
Interview of Prefect Farrell with the Italian Bishops’ press agency

“We hope that thanks to the Meeting, families will be able to acquire a more intense awareness of their vocation, which is to bear witness of joy before the world in spite of all the difficulties that they inevitably meet along the way.” These are the words spoken by the Prefect Kevin Farrell during ...

07/08/2018
Pope Francis
A video message with the Pope's prayer intention for the month of August

“Life today can endanger the family, so concrete measures are needed to help it to grow.” This is the heart of Pope Francis’ message in the video with the prayer intention for the month of August. The Pope speaks of the family as a treasure that must be protected against today’s perils: “When ...

14/07/2018
PAV
The words addressed to the participants of the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

“Think of human life at its conception, human life growing in the womb, life newly born, life as a child, a teenager, an adult… Think of life that has grown old and is ready to pass away—and eternal life! Life that is family and community, life that prays and hopes. Life that is frail and sick, ...

14/08/2018
WYD
Keeping the great event celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013, alive in the memory young people around the world, accompanying them step by step to the next in Panama

Since 2014, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro commemorates the anniversary of 2013 WYD celebrated in Rio, with the aim of encouraging the participation of young people in the next edition of WYD. This year, the celebration took place in the cathedral and included an intense moment of adoration ...

13/08/2018
WMOF
Interview of Prefect Farrell with the Italian Bishops’ press agency

“We hope that thanks to the Meeting, families will be able to acquire a more intense awareness of their vocation, which is to bear witness of joy before the world in spite of all the difficulties that they inevitably meet along the way.” These are the words spoken by the Prefect Kevin Farrell during ...

08/08/2018
Life
Bishop Sousa denounces fake news and inflated numbers intended to influence public opinion

Some pro-abortion organizations and newspapers have tried to influence public opinion in Brazil, by inflating the numbers of induced abortions performed each year in the country. The denunciation was voiced by Bishop João Bosco Barbosa Sousa, head of the Commission for Life and Family of the ...

31/07/2018
Abortion
In Brazil, the debate on the decriminalization of abortion has begun

A call to defend life from conception to natural death has been launched by the Brazilian Bishops in view of the debate on a proposal to decriminalize the voluntary interruption of pregnancy up to the 12th week. The public debate on the proposal—the ADPF = Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito ...