News from the Dicastery

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 ...

30/03/2017
Towards Dublin

Today the letter of invitation to the IX World Meeting of Families, scheduled to be held in Dublin from 21 to 26 August 2018, was presented in the Press Room of the Holy See. In the letter addressed ...

28/03/2017
Western Canada

Yesterday, the Bishops of Western Canada's Episcopal Conference, received by Card. Farrell at the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, told about the reality of a highly-secularized society, ...

21/03/2017
WYD 2017
Message of His Holyness Pope Francis for the 32nd World Youth Day

Today, 21 March 2017, the Holy Father’s Message to young people has been published. The Message is in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day in 2017 which will be celebrated at the diocesan level on ...

10/03/2017
Parigi

A day of formation, organized by the French Episcopal Conference’s National Service for the Evangelization of Youth and Vocations, brought together youth ministry directors of dioceses, movements, ...

21/02/2017
Chile
The Ad Limina visit of the Bishops of Chile

During their Ad Limina visit at the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Chile’s Bishops told about how their country is grappling with the advance of a secularist culture. Yet, in this struggle, ...

17/02/2017
Costa Rica
The Ad Limina visit of the Bishops of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, one of the most stable countries in Central America, is experiencing—as the country’s Bishops said during their meeting with Card. Farrell at the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life—a ...

16/02/2017
Sport
A program of Radio Maria USA

Radio Maria USA’s program “Faith and Sport” is dedicated to the sports world, with comments and interviews on the latest news on sports events. However, the program also presents discussions on ...