News from the Dicastery

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 ...

08/04/2017
#Krakow2Panama

“We cannot forget the marginalized, those who are excluded”: this is the wish of Pope Francis, also insisted on by H.E. Msgr. José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, Archbishop of Panama, in his presentation to ...

08/04/2017
#Krakow2Panama

The address of the Holy Father during the Marian prayer Vigil held on occasion of World Youth Day in St. Mary Major Basilica

07/04/2017
#Krakow2Panama

“Beauty will save the world” may seem to be a popular slogan or an excessively vast and abstract program: yet, it is a very concrete expression for the Jesuit Father Jean-Paul Hernandez, Swiss of ...

06/04/2017
#Krakow2Panama

The word “Way” connects the path of the World Youth Days—a worldwide pilgrimage that began thirty years ago—with the Synod of Bishops; now, the word Synod means “walking together.” The theme of the ...

05/04/2017
#Krakow2Panama

Even within the enclosed space of the convention center, where people—especially young people—from over one hundred countries around the world have gathered, there has been a surprise: delegates from ...

04/04/2017
Press release

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has organized, in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, the Conference "From Krakow to Panama. The Synod on the way with ...