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20/01/2017

The World Youth Day will be celebrated from 22 to 27 January 2019. This announcement was made by Panama’s Archbishop, Msgr. José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, during a press conference today in the capital ...

19/01/2017
A course on sex education will be given at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute from 13 to 17 February

“The Splendor and ambiguity of Sexuality. Is educating possible?” This is the central question that will be developed in the course promoted by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, from 13 to 17 ...

17/01/2017

On Monday, 16 January, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life received the first Ad Limina Visit since its creation. All the Irish Bishops came to the office at San Calisto, to speak about the life ...

17/01/2017
Irlanda

On Monday, 16 January, the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life received the first Ad Limina Visit since its creation. All the Irish Bishops came to the office at San Calisto, to speak about ...

16/01/2017
Some reflections by Father João Chagas, head of the Youth Section of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life.

    I have a strong impression that the thread linking the texts presented at the press conference, starting with the Pope’s letter, is the desire to listen to young people, to make them ...

16/01/2017
Pope Francis has addressed a letter to young people on the occasion of the presentation of the preparatory document for the coming XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Young people, faith and vocation discernment,” a document intended to be “like a compass along this path.” These are some of the Pope’s beautiful words.

Dear young people, “I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart,” as ” a Father who invites you to ‘go’, to set out towards a future which is unknown but one which will ...

14/01/2017
Women
Marta Rodríguez in Mexico City for a formation course of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi

The meaning of femininity and of the body, the integration of the sexual and affective dimension in consecration, and the incarnation of a “prophetic femininity” today. Marta Rodríguez, head of our ...

09/01/2017

In the Pope’s diocese a series of formative meetings for pastoral agents are being held on the content of “Amoris Laetitia” A course of formation for pastoral workers is beginning these days at the ...

05/01/2017
Youth

Pope Francis’ encounter with the earthquake victims in the Italian regions of Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo was opened with the Cross of the World Youth Day. Some young earthquake victims brought ...

02/01/2017
Pope Francis to all Bishops

Let us not allow children to be deprived of joy! said Pope Francis, speaking personally to all the world’s Bishops on the day when the Church commemorates the Holy Innocents, the children, ...

17/08/2016

On August 15, 2016 the Holy Father has named  His Excellency Msgr. Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, Prefect of the newly established Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. H.E. Mgr. Kevin ...

21/06/2010
Youth

At the start of the extraordinary Holy Year of the Redemption 1983-84, Pope John Paul II decided to place a fourmetre high wooden cross in Saint Peter’s Basilica so that everyone could see it. At the ...

14/06/2010
Youth

In 2009, 17 young volunteers guided by the Centro San Lorenzo took the World Youth Day Cross to those affected by the earthquake in Aquila. It was a time of grace and intense consolation. Desiring ...