Family and Life


In the light of the Praedicate Evangelium, the responsibilities entrusted to the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life include the pastoral care of the family and its mission according to God's plan, as well as the pastoral care of the elderly and the promotion and safeguard of human life.

As part of family ministry, the Dicastery promotes and coordinates the celebration of the World Meetings of Families.







Family Global Compact
A Global Pact to promote family, marriage, human life presented at the Holy See Press Office and in a webinar

  “A shared program of actions” to establish dialogue between family ministry and family research centers in Catholic universities throughout the world “for the promotion of the family in light ...

Announcement of press conference for the presentation of Pope Francis' Message

  On Tuesday 30 May 2023, at 11.30 a.m., at the Holy See Press Office, a Press Conference will take place to present the Family Global Compact and the Message of Pope Francis on the occasion of ...

Women, caught between family and work, must be recognized as women and mothers

  Women and food security: a bond to be strengthened: this was the theme of the study day held on May 22 at the Pontifical Gregorian University. A day in memory of Professor Emeritus of the ...