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25/03/2020
Life
At the general audience, recalling the encyclical “Evangelium Vitae” 25 years after its promulgation

“The message of the encyclical Evangelium vitae is more relevant than ever. Even beyond emergencies such as the one we are all living now, it is about acting on cultural and educational levels for transmitting attitudes of solidarity, care, and welcoming to future generations, knowing full well that ...

19/03/2020
Family

« The Lord’s presence dwells in real and concrete families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes » (Amoris Laetitia, 315). In the Church we’ve a hidden treasure: the family. The Lord has always accompanied every crisis of his people with extraordinary messages and seems to do ...

25/03/2020
Life
At the general audience, recalling the encyclical “Evangelium Vitae” 25 years after its promulgation

“The message of the encyclical Evangelium vitae is more relevant than ever. Even beyond emergencies such as the one we are all living now, it is about acting on cultural and educational levels for transmitting attitudes of solidarity, care, and welcoming to future generations, knowing full well that ...

17/03/2020
Coronavirus

Once again the thoughts of Pope Francis--in this present time dominated by the fear and isolation of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic--are turned towards the family. Introducing the Eucharistic celebration of 16 March at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said: "I think of families, closed up, the ...

06/03/2020
Coronavirus

Dear brothers and sisters, The life that God has given us, the source of every other good, is precious and fragile at the same time. We experience this richness and this limitation each day, but especially when life is exposed to a threat to its spiritual and bodily dimensions, and to its individual ...

03/03/2020
Elderly
As of today, you may find the texts and videos of our first international pastoral conference on the elderly in their original language on our webpage dedicated to the event.

   

25/02/2020
Church and sport
Focusing on methods for involving pastors, religious, and the laity in evangelization through sports

A few days ago the National Pastoral Office of Leisure, Tourism, and Sport of the Italian Episcopal Conference held its annual meeting on sports, which was attended by Santiago Pérez de Camino, the head of the Church and Sport office of our Dicastery. The meeting, on the theme of “An educational ...

18/02/2020
Laity
Cardinal Farrell in Spain for the National Congress of the Laity

From 14 to 16 February, the Spanish bishops’ conference’s Commission for the Secular Apostolate held its National Congress for the Laity in Madrid, on the theme of “The People of God reaching out.” The meeting brought together over two thousand members of the Congress to reflect and continue a ...