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The contribution of persons with disabilities to the Synod on Synodality

  An online listening session, lasting about two hours, was held yesterday afternoon on the theme "The Church is your home. The contribution of people with disabilities to the Synod on Synodality" promoted by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life in collaboration with the ...

The Local Organizing Committee presented the 13 Patron Saints of WYD Lisbon 2023

  St. John Paul II, St. John Bosco, St. Vincent, St. Anthony, St. Bartholomew of the Martyrs, St. John de Brito, Blessed Joanna of Portugal, Blessed John Fernandes, Blessed Maria Clara of the Child Jesus, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Blessed Marcel Callo, Blessed Chiara Badano and Blessed ...

Presentation of the Message for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Today, May 10, Pope Francis' Message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022 was presented with the theme “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Ps 92:15). The Holy Father addresses his generation to remind them that those in old age have an important mission in life. They are ...

The Pope Video
The Pope Video for May: the first in a triptych on Youth, Family and Elderly

  The Pope Video for May has just been released with the prayer intention that Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. This month, the Holy Father speaks to young people and invites them to “see in Mary’s life the way to discover in ...

The Dicastery's project on the themes of family, life and the laity is launched to contribute to a culture of listening and love for others

  Being inspired is the aim of a series of videos that the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is presenting on themes concerning human life, in its spiritual, but also social, cultural, affective dimension. The identity of women in the Church, how to transform the culture that surrounds us ...

A reflection by the Family and Life area of our Dicastery

  We publish a reflection by the Family and Life area of our Dicastery on the inviolable value of human life in relation to the end-of-life situations, starting from the most recent Magisterium of Pope Francis. "I will demand an account of man's life from man, from each of his ...

Synod 2021-2023
Ideas for embarking on the synodal process with families published

  Families wish to walk along the synodal path as pastoral and ecclesial subjects, giving their contribution with their own experience of joy and suffering to the mission of the Church. Therefore, a truly synodal journey must help the Church to be enriched by the evangelizing presence of ...

Young people from Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Cuba won the international competition Challenge JMJ 2021

  Challenge JMJ 2021 was an international competition launched by the Cristonautas program of the Fundación Ramón Pané in August 2021. It aimed to translate in the language of dance and music the message of the WYD 2021 theme: "Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have ...