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.


Movements and Associations
The words of Card. Kevin Farrell at the 8th Assembly of IFCA- International Forum of Catholic Action

  On Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, the International Forum of Catholic Action, the organization that gathers and coordinates the world's Catholic Action associations, celebrated ...

The Secretary, Fr. Awi Mello, meets with the coordinators of the National Services of Communion

  “Promoting, fostering and strengthening communion and unity among all the realities of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in each country." With this encouragement Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, ...

Associations and Movements
Card. Farrell and Dr. Ghisoni speak at the conference organized by the Focolare Movement

  Last June 20, the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL) hosted a theological conference entitled, "Movements and New Communities. Identity in the Synodal Path of the Church," organized ...