Associations and Movements

The Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, within the sphere of its competence, accompanies the life and development of the aggregations of the faithful and lay movements; it then erects those which have an international character and approves or recognises their statutes, without prejudice to the competence of the Secretariat of State; it also deals with any administrative appeals relating to the matters falling within the competence of the Dicastery. 

With regard to secular Third Orders and associations of consecrated life, it only takes care of what refers to their apostolic activity.






Associations and movements
An insight into the meaning of the statutes for an association that is recognized by the Church

  The statutes of an associations are a "guarantee for safeguarding the charism" that generated them. A statutory text reflects and guards the life and charism typical of an ...

The Pope's Video
The Pope's video of the month of May to pray for ecclesial movements and groups

  Ecclesial movements “are a treasure in the Church”: they speak “different languages” and “they seem different, but it is their creativity that creates these differences.” This is how Pope ...

An agenda from the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services to celebrate 2000 years from Christ's death and resurrection

  A work agenda to plan a path toward 2033: missions, events and celebrations for the 2000th anniversary of Christ's death and resurrection. This is the proposal of Charis, the International ...