Life

Persons with Disabilities

Dear brothers and sisters! All of us, as the Apostle Paul would say, hold the treasure of life in earthen vessels (cf. 2 Cor 4:7). The International Day of Persons with Disabilities invites ...

Persons with disabilities
To portray the contribution of the faithful with disabilities to the Synod on Synodality

  On the occasion of the Synod on Synodality, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and the General Secretariat of the Synod invited several dozen people with disabilities from five continents ...

Life
A speech by Undersecretary Gambino on the occasion of the Voluntary Organization for International Cooperation's 40th anniversary

  Prof. Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, spoke at the 40th anniversary of the OVCI (Voluntary Organization for International Cooperation, committed ...

Persons with disabilities
The text of the contribution of people with disabilities to the synod on synodality now online

  At the end of the special synodal listening session of persons with disabilities that the Dicastery organized starting in May 2022, we hereby publish the full version of the summary text that ...

Life
Prof. Gabriella Gambino delivers Card. Kevin Farrell's address to the XXXVI FIAMC Congress

  From September 15-17, 2022, the XXVIth Congress of FIAMC (International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations) took place in Rome at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum. Experts and ...

Disability
The results of the synodal listening session were delivered to the Pope

  Today, at the end of the General Audience, a number of people with disabilities met with the Holy Father and presented him with the most significant results of the special synodal listening ...

Disability
The session of a synodal listening to people with disabilities is drawing to a close

  The session of synodal listening that the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Synod wanted to dedicate in a special way to people with ...

Bioethics
Registration now open for 2nd level university master's degree in Bioethics and Formation

  The Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute and the Italian Catholic University of the Sacred Heart are re-launching for the next academic biennium 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 the course for ...

Bioethics
An e-book to help younger people grasp the truth about the beauty and uniqueness of every human life

  At the closure of the "Amoris Laetitia Family" Year, and some days after the 10th World Meeting of Families, the Keys to Bioethics - A Manual of Bioethics for Youth App, created ...

Life
Webinar presentation of the Perinatal Hospice of the Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli of Rome

  On Friday, March 25, 2022, a Webinar was held at the Policlinico Gemelli of Rome to present the Clinical Care Pathway for maternity with high-risk and/or terminal fetal diseases (Perinatal ...

Life
The Pope Video for March is on challenges of bioethics

The Pope Video for March has just been released with the prayer intention that Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide ...

Dicastery
The Dicastery's project on the themes of family, life and the laity is launched to contribute to a culture of listening and love for others

  Being inspired is the aim of a series of videos that the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is presenting on themes concerning human life, in its spiritual, but also social, cultural, ...

Life
A reflection by the Family and Life area of our Dicastery

  We publish a reflection by the Family and Life area of our Dicastery on the inviolable value of human life in relation to the end-of-life situations, starting from the most recent Magisterium ...

Life
Message from Gabriella Gambino at the VI "National Pro-life Congress" in Miami

  The VI "National Pro-life Congress", hosted by Archbishop Thomas Wenski and the Archdiocese of Miami, was held in Miami from October 29 to 31 last. Gathered there were members of the ...

The Elderly
Celebrating the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly all over the world

"I invite you to celebrate this Day in every community and to visit grandparents and the elderly, those who are most alone" said Pope Francis after Sunday’s Angelus and all over the world ...