News from the Dicastery

05/06/2019
Ad limina visits
The ad limina visit of the Bishops from the Philippines to the Dicastery has been completed

In the year in which the Philippine Church has put youth pastoral care as the main item on its agenda  – a step along the nine year path begun in 2013 and ending in 2021 with the celebrations for ...

04/06/2019
Associations and Movements
“Meeting point”, Thursday 6th June in the Press Room to illustrate the works of the Inaugural Conference

The new single international service, Charis – Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service will be inaugurated officially on 9th June next, the Solemnity of Pentecost. On the same day, ICCRS ...

29/05/2019
Ad Limina Visit

An ad limina visit by the Philippine Bishops is currently taking place in Rome and on 20th May last, our Dicastery received the first of the three groups. Among the many matters dealt with, we ...

21/05/2019
#Yestolife
From 23rd to 24th May in Rome, an international conference on the defence of nascent human life in extremely frail conditions

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has organized an international conference on the defence of nascent human life in extremely frail conditions., together with the non-profit organization “Il ...

21/05/2019
Life
Joint Declaration of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and the Pontifical Academy for Life on the case of Mr. Vincent Lambert

In full agreement with the affirmations of the Archbishop of Reims, H.E. Msgr. Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, and the auxiliary bishop, H.E. Msgr. Bruno Feillet, in relation to the sad case of Mr. Vincent ...

17/05/2019
Rome 2021

This is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the next World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Rome from June 23 to 27, 2021. The meeting will be organized by the Diocese of Rome and the ...

14/05/2019
Rome
Just a few steps from St. Peter’s Square, the Center invites the youth to experience moments of prayer and friendship together in an international spirit. Prayer vigil on May 25.

Last Saturday, after maintenance work, Mass was celebrated for the reopening of the San Lorenzo Center. The Eucharist, presided over by the Secretary of the Dicastery, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, with ...

02/05/2019
Ad limina visit/Argentina I

On 29th April, our Dicastery welcomed the first of three groups of bishops from Argentina who arrived in Rome for an ad limina visit. Speaking on behalf of his brothers, Mgr Andrés Stanovnick, Bishop ...

24/04/2019
#Yestolife

There are already three hundred participants registered for the conference “Yes to life! Caring for the Precious Gift of Life in its Frailness”, to be held in Rome from 23rd to 25th May next. In the ...

11/04/2019
Life
A Video Message from Prof. Giuseppe Noia

“Is it possible to wed tenderness to prenatal science ?” This is the question asked by Prof. Giuseppe Noia, President of the Italian Non-Profit Foundation Il Cuore in una goccia, on introducing the ...

03/04/2019
Youth
The Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit, published on 2nd April, invites us to reflect, together with the Holy Father, on the role of all young people in the Church and in today’s society and on each one’s vocation to holiness

The document Christus vivit is yet another gesture of the Holy Father’s love for young people, the gesture of a Pope who allows himself to be inspired by the new generations, recognizing in them the ...

25/03/2019
Dicastery
The meetings will be an opportunity to enrich the spirituality and motivation of the young people working for the Holy Father, to set up networks and face together the challenges and hopes of the new generation of employees

The Labour Office of the Apostolic See (“ULSA”), together with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, is organizing a formation course for young people up to 35 years old working at various ...

17/03/2019
Women
“To invite a women to talk about the wounds of the Church is inviting the Church to talk about herself”. These are the words of Pope Francis at the recent meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church”

On 8th March Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of our Dicastery, also spoke during the round table at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on the “role of women in the Church”. During her talk, ...

04/03/2019
Life
The evolution of technology must be to care for life not to destroy it. This is Cardinal Farrell’s message in the ceremony at the end of the XXV Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV)

“God  is the author of life and this is why those who love God love life”.  Standing on God’s side always means taking a stand for life; on the contrary, there is always opposition between ...

01/03/2019
Latin America
Meeting at the Dicastery with leaders involved in the Church and in politics in Latin America

Last Thursday our Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, met with a large group of participants in a postgraduate course organised by the Academia de Líderes Católicos in cooperation with the ...