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28/05/2019
Adoption
Meeting with members of the "Istituto Ospedale degli Innocenti" (Hospital of the Innocents) in Florence

Last Friday, during his meeting with members of the Hospital of the Innocents, Pope Francis, spoke about the matter of adoption.  Setting aside the speech he had prepared, he made an impromptu ...

24/05/2019
International Conference

The second day of Yes to Life, with Amy Kuebelbeck as conference moderator, was dedicated to international aspects.  There were testimonials and reports given by Ukraine, United States, France ...

23/05/2019
#YestoLife
400 people from 70 different countries participated in the first day of the Conference

This morning the work of the Conference “Yes to life!  Taking care of the precious gift of life in its frailness” began. This was an important event for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life ...

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 ...

16/05/2019
Lay holiness
Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary of the Dicastery, talks about the two new beatified women and encourages today’s lay women to devote themselves with love to what is entrusted to them

In the Marian month par excellence, the Church proposes as an example two new beatifications, two lay women.   On Saturday, may 4th, Concepción (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida was beatified in ...

15/05/2019
“Saving Sport”
Santiago Pérez de Camino, head of the Church and Sport Office, participates in the study day organized by LUMSA

On May 8th, the Catholic university LUMSA (Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Rome) held a day of study entitled “Saving Sport: A sport to save”, attended by Santiago Pérez de Camino, head of 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 ...

17/04/2019
Elderly
La visita del Papa al Villaggio Emanuele

Last Friday, Pope Francis visited – as part of the Mercy Friday pastoral initiative – the “Villagio Emanuele” in the Roman district of Bufalotta, an institution for people with Alzheimer’s. This is ...

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 ...

10/04/2019
Lay Sainthood
A child from Brazil and a woman from Italy are on their way to the altar for having dedicated their lives to Jesus despite of the challenges and sufferings that faced them

On April 6, 2019, the Holy Father approved the decrees of two laypersons, a child and a woman: Nelson Santanta from Brazil and Nuccia Tolomeo from Italy. Both gave a strong testimony of faith and ...

07/04/2019
Movements and Associations

Cardinal Kevin Farrell’s message to the 42nd National Convocation of the Renewal in the Holy Spirit is one of encouragement to continue along the path undertaken that has been so  fruitful in ...