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Pope Francis
Dicastery
Local Churches
27/01/2020
Ad limina

In recent weeks, various groups of American bishops in Rome on their ad limina visits stopped by the Dicastery. The spoke to us of a laity that is generous and which actively participates in the life of the Church. Even if they are still on the way towards a full synodality, the American laity have ...

23/01/2020
Elderly
Interview with Prefect Card. Farrell on the Conference which will bring together 550 participants from 60 countries

In the Church, the elderly have at times been forgotten, or considered somewhat of a burden, even while “they should be co-protagonists, by virtue of their immense experience, thanks to their many years of life.” We have organized this conference precisely “to present ourselves to the world and to ...

10/01/2020
Pope Francis
The message for the 28th World Day of the Sick

“The noun ‘person’ always comes before the adjective ‘sick.’ Therefore, may your work always promote the dignity and life of the human person, without conceding to acts of a euthanistic nature, to assisted suicide, or to the suppression of life, not even when the status of the disease is ...

19/12/2019
Elderly
The message of the Holy Father to the National Association of Elderly Workers

“When the Pope speaks of the elderly, he speaks of the future and of their valuable role in the Church and in society. This affirms us in our choice to organize the first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly.” And so Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery for the ...

23/01/2020
Elderly
Interview with Prefect Card. Farrell on the Conference which will bring together 550 participants from 60 countries

In the Church, the elderly have at times been forgotten, or considered somewhat of a burden, even while “they should be co-protagonists, by virtue of their immense experience, thanks to their many years of life.” We have organized this conference precisely “to present ourselves to the world and to ...

15/01/2020
Youth
In Turin, an event in view of the Global Compact on Education

“We were inspired by the synodal process with young people and by the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Christus vivit,’ in which the Holy Father speaks directly on the importance of social friendships among youth.” And so João Chagas, Director of the Youth Office of our Dicastery, introduces the event: ...

29/11/2019
Laity
Undersecretary Ghisoni to the meeting of the Conferência Nacional das Associações do Apostolado dos Leigos at the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference

What is the greatest challenge that the call to holiness places on the lay faithful in light of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exultate? “Singing our score, not an ideal yet not real,” performing it “together with those who, alongside us in their turn, sing a different line in the same musical ...

24/11/2019
Youth
Press release of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

On the Feast of Christ the King, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is happy to announce the establishment of an International Youth Advisory Body made up of 20 young people from different regions of the world and some international movements, associations and communities. A specific request ...