News from the Dicastery

09/02/2019
Magisterium

An International Conference will be held on 9th and 10th February in Kigali, Rwanda to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. This initiative has been organized by the ...

28/01/2019
WYD 2019

Thursday. The Pope is here, in Panama and the city woke up today knowing the long wait had finished and the time to meet him had actually come. During the catechesis in the morning, you could feel the ...

24/01/2019
WYD 2019

On the day the Holy Father arrived in Panama, the WYD was in full swing with the activities of the pilgrim groups:   catechesis, meantime, a profitable dialogue among the young people and ...

24/01/2019
Youth
A manual for smartphones available in three languages will be presented in Panama

Is the embryo only a clot of cells?  Are prenatal diagnosis techniques acceptable?  Who can judge the value of life?  Is assisted reproduction the only alternative in the event of ...

17/01/2019
Young People
Video interview with the Secretary of the Dicastery on the eve of the Panama gathering. Expectations and interrelationship with the Synod on Young People and the next international Forum in June

Just before leaving for Panama, Father Alexandre Awi Mello  answers some questions on the encounter of the young people attending the WYD with the people and the Church of Central America.  ...

10/01/2019
Youth
After the Synod of Bishops and the forthcoming World Youth Day in Panama, the Dicastery for Laity Family and Life has announced that an International Youth Forum is to be convened next June on the reception and continuation of the Synodal journey

On the eve of the World Youth Day (Panama, 22-27 January 2019), the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has announced an initiative related to the impact of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the ...

25/12/2018
Prefect Farrell’s Christmas Greetings

“Are our hearts open wide enough to welcome the words of Christ in our lives?”.  This is what our Prefect, Kevin Farrell asks us all in his video greetings message for Christmas 2018.  “The ...

19/12/2018
Women
A special report in the newspaper “Avvenire” includes an interview with Marta Rodriguez from our Dicastery

“The issue of space for women within the Church poses the question to the lay faithful that in the ecclesiology of the Lumen gentium and the Magisterium, above all post-conciliar, they are in no way ...

17/12/2018
Charis

This morning Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, delivered the Decree of Erection of Charis and of approval of its Statutes and the Decree of Appointment ...

14/12/2018
Charis

“A new and at the same time single service that is a place of meeting, a place of fraternity and, ultimately, a place of communion. The prefect’s delegate, Monsignor Miguel Delgado stated this in an ...

14/12/2018
#Panama2019
The Dicastery hosted a press conference yesterday in the presence of the Secretary, Father Awi

Another four language versions (Italian, English, French and Portuguese) of  “Follow JC Go!”, the App for mobile phones, were presented yesterday,  – available only in Spanish up to now – ...

13/12/2018
Communication

The WYD in Panama, Pope Francis’s video message and his travel programme, the Dicastery activities – from strategic planning to the commitments of the Church Superiors in Italy and the world –, the ...

12/12/2018
Dicastery
The Secretary, Awi Mello interviewed by “Vida e Família”, the CNBB magazine

The World Meeting of Families last Summer in Dublin and the great but compelling challenges to be faced in the light of Amoris Laetitia, but above all the new, imminent World Youth Day in Panama. The ...

06/12/2018
Dicastery
Interview with our new officer, Leonardo Nepi, an expert in law and bioethics

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has welcomed a new member to its team.  This is Leonardo Nepi, 38 years old, from Arezzo, married and the father of a three-year old daughter. Can you ...

04/12/2018
Ad Limina Visit

The greater part of the pastoral care efforts put into place by the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean Islands, that group together the Seychelles, La Réunion, Mauritius, ...