News from the Dicastery

26/06/2017
Activities of the Dicastery
Some MEPs meet to discuss family policy issues

In recent days, at the headquarters of the Dicastery’s Family Section, Msgr. Carlos Simon met with a delegation of European parliamentarians led by Mr. Miroslaw Mikolasik (Slovakia). The delegation ...

22/06/2017
From the Dicastery

Msgr. Carlos Simón Vázquez received Mother Jana Zawieja, Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, in the Dicastery’s family and life section. Founded in 1875 ...

22/06/2017
Haiti
Ad Limina Visit of Haiti’s Bishops

“The family is an invaluable asset for which we will never stop thanking God.” In these words, pronounced by Msgr. Yves-Marie Péan on the occasion of the Ad Limina visit of Haiti’s Bishops at the ...

16/06/2017
Ecclesial movements
Meeting with the international leaders of the ecclesial movements and new communities

During the meeting with the international leaders of ecclesial movements and new communities, held on 14 June, at the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Card. Farrell chose to present to the ...

07/06/2017
Ecclesial movements
In an interview with the “Amici del Pellegrinaggio” Card. Farrell explains the significance of the March of Loretto

The March from Macerata to Loreto is “a collective and stimulating gesture that can be a visual representation of this underlying challenge” launched by Pope Francis to “to leave the enclosure, to go ...

07/06/2017
Panama
Ad Limina Visit of the Bishops of Panama

The Ad Limina Visit of Panama’s Bishops at the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life was characterized by an atmosphere of great familiarity. The meeting comes at the time when the Dicastery and ...

05/06/2017
Ecclesial movements

Fr. Daniel Ange, founder of the School of Evangelization “Jeunesse-Lumière” and some fifty young people from different countries visited the Dicastery on Monday morning, June 5th. The young people, ...

02/06/2017
WMOF

In Dublin, the session for the national delegates of family ministry, in view of the upcoming World Meeting of Families (August 21-26, 2018), is in full swing with the participation of over 110 ...

31/05/2017
Appointment

The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, I. Sch., National Director of the Schönstatt Movement in Brazil. Rev. Father ...

31/05/2017
Albania
Ad Limina Visit of the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Albania

“I prayed before that wall because Jesus was there.”—These are the words of an elderly Albanian man, quoted by Don Simon Kulli, Diocesan Administrator of Sapë, during the Ad Limina Visit of the ...

30/05/2017
Ecclesial movements
The Charismatic Renewal turns fifty. Celebrations in Rome with Pope Francis

Pope Francis personally invited the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal to Rome for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of this current of grace in the Catholic Church. “I am ...

29/05/2017
WMOF

Preparations are actively being made for the World Meeting of Families that will take place in 2018, in Dublin. On 1 and 2 June, the delegates will arrive in the Irish capital and be welcomed by Msgr. ...

25/05/2017
Guatemala
Ad Limina Visit of the Bishops of Guatemala

On Wednesday, 24 May, we had the joy of receiving thirteen Bishops from Guatemala for their Ad Limina Visit. In an atmosphere of fraternity, the Bishops told us of their joys and their hopes regarding ...

12/04/2017
#Krakow2Panama
Conclusion of the meeting on WYD organized in collaboration with the Synod of Bishops

Bittersweet is the word that best describes the Palm Sunday celebration in St. Peter’s Square, on April 9th, when Pope Francis opened Holy Week with the Mass of the Lord’s Passion. This celebration is ...

12/04/2017
The Vigil

In the Roman basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, where several thousands of people had gathered, Card. Farrell presided the Vigil in memory of the contemporary martyrs, an event that the Community ...