News

11/03/2022
The Elderly
A first meeting of the Dicastery with the episcopal conferences and associations most committed to the pastoral care of the elderly was held online

  After the announcement of the theme chosen by the Holy Father, "In old age they will still bear fruit" (Ps. 92:14), the work for the preparation of the second edition of World Day for ...

10/03/2022
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 ...

08/03/2022
Women
Prof. Gabriella Gambino’s Greeting and Pope Francis Message at the Conference at Urbaniana University

  On March 7 and 8, 2022, the Catholic University of Ávila (UCAV), in collaboration with the Pontifical Urbaniana University and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Women of the Pontifical ...

07/03/2022
Youth
Holy Father encourages young people to creatively prepare for the next WYD

  In the video released by the Local Organizing Committee 2023, the Holy Father Francis greets young people and invites them to creatively prepare for the next World Youth Day. "If you are ...

05/03/2022
Women
Conference promoted by the Catholic University of Avila (UCAV), in collaboration with the Pontifical Urbanian University and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Women

  The Catholic University of Avila (UCAV), in collaboration with the Pontifical Urbaniana University and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Women of the Pontifical University Regina ...

04/03/2022
Associations and Movements
The prefect of the Dicastery, Card. Farrell, Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni and Dr. Margaret Karram, of the Focolare Movement, spoke

  On the afternoon of March 3, the book on the governance of associations, published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, was presented in the Marconi Hall of Vatican Radio. In addition to the General ...

04/03/2022
WYD
The Local Organizing Committee of WYD 2023 announces the "implementation phase" - a further stage in the preparation of the World Youth Meeting to be held in Lisbon in August 2023

  "It is great to see people united for the same goal: to get the message of Jesus everywhere," says Rita Xavier, one of the volunteers contributing to the preparation, also emphasizing ...

28/02/2022
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, ...

25/02/2022
Associations and Movements
On Thursday, March 3rd, the presentation of the book “General Decree. The international associations of the faithful"

  «To govern is to serve» – this is how Pope Francis addressed the moderators and delegates of the ecclesial movements, associations of the faithful and new communities that participated in the ...

24/02/2022
Sport
He has passed away at the age of 76. He was a close collaborator with the Dicastery

  On Wednesday, February 16, we learned of the death of our beloved Prof. Norbert Müller, a member of the former Pontifical Council for the Laity from 2008 to 2016 and a close collaborator with ...

22/02/2022
10 videos Amoris Laetitia
A collection of the 10 guides and 10 videos of the pope with families to deepen Amoris Laetitia

  From March to December 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life – in collaboration with the Dicastery for Communication and Vatican News – released 10 Amoris Laetitia Videos, with the ...

18/02/2022
Academic Initiatives
The Undersecretary, Prof. Gambino, opens the second appointment of the cycle of conferences "Amoris Laetitia"

  On Friday 18 February 2022, the study seminar entitled Discernment: a Christian way of life took place, organized by the "John Paul II" Pontifical Theological Institute and the ...

17/02/2022
Youth
A member of the International Youth Advisory Body shares her experience of the commitment to the local interfaith synod

  Indonesia is a pluralistic country with six official religions and numerous local languages and ethnicities. Thus, interfaith dialogue has to be continuously practiced to foster peace and ...

16/02/2022
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 ...

15/02/2022
Elderly
This is the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the II World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022

  On Sunday, July 24, 2022, the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated throughout the universal Church. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the occasion is ...