News from the Dicastery

24/11/2020
Elderly
Starting today, French and Spanish translations of the proceedings of the first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly are available for free online

The first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly was an important ecclesial moment during which the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life—as Card. Farrell observed in his ...

20/11/2020
#takeupthecross

Dear young friend, Do you know that there is a great journey about to begin? Wherever you are, this Sunday, November 22nd at 10:00 a.m. (UTC +1) you are invited to virtually enter St Peter’s Basilica ...

05/10/2020
Sport
The first of four webinars on the future of sports in the era of COVID-19

“The current situation runs the risk of driving people away from sports, especially young people, and especially all those who live in disadvantaged countries most affected by the economic crisis.” ...

01/10/2020
Elderly
Publication of the e-book: “The Richness of Many Years of Life”

After launching the campaign “Every senior is your grandparent - #SendYourHug,” which has had an incredible resonance throughout the world, the e-book “The Richness of Many Years of Life,” a ...

25/09/2020
Youth
The International Youth Advisory Body holds its second virtual meeting

After weeks of sharing and discernment, twenty members of the International Youth Advisory Body met for the second time with the Secretary and the Youth Office of our Dicastery. During the meeting, ...

15/09/2020
Church and Sport
An online seminar to focus on the values to be upheld in sports after the pandemic

The global health crisis has had an enormous impact on the lives of many and has brought about a new reality which must be faced and lived, and this is also the case within the world of sports. In an ...

27/07/2020
#sendyourhug
Launch of the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” Use the inventiveness of love: make phone or video calls, listen to them!

It is possible to reduce the isolation felt by elderly people while also strictly observing health guidelines for Covid-19. The pandemic has hit the elderly particularly hard and it has disconnected ...

29/05/2020
Life
The proceedings of the International Conference on medically fragile newborn life are now online

The ebook of the collected proceedings of the international conference “Yes to Life! Taking care of the precious gift of life in all its frailty” are available for free online, on our website and on ...

21/04/2020
Dicastery

Taking heed of the concerns of families and young people to adjust these events according to changed logistical circumstances and requirements, wanting to promote better organizational ...

06/03/2020
Coronavirus

Dear brothers and sisters, The life that God has given us, the source of every other good, is precious and fragile at the same time. We experience this richness and this limitation each day, but ...

03/03/2020
Elderly
As of today, you may find the texts and videos of our first international pastoral conference on the elderly in their original language on our webpage dedicated to the event.

   

25/02/2020
Church and sport
Focusing on methods for involving pastors, religious, and the laity in evangelization through sports

A few days ago the National Pastoral Office of Leisure, Tourism, and Sport of the Italian Episcopal Conference held its annual meeting on sports, which was attended by Santiago Pérez de Camino, the ...

21/02/2020
Appointments
Pope Francis appoints Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Cardinal Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala as member of the Dicastery

On February 21st, the Holy See Press office released a statement of Pope Francis’ appointment of Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Cardinal Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala as member of the Dicastery ...

23/01/2020
Elderly
Interview with Prefect Card. Farrell on the Conference which will bring together 550 participants from 60 countries

In the Church, the elderly have at times been forgotten, or considered somewhat of a burden, even while “they should be co-protagonists, by virtue of their immense experience, thanks to their many ...

15/01/2020
Youth
In Turin, an event in view of the Global Compact on Education

“We were inspired by the synodal process with young people and by the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Christus vivit,’ in which the Holy Father speaks directly on the importance of social friendships among ...