WYD 2017
Message of His Holyness Pope Francis for the 32nd World Youth Day

Today, 21 March 2017, the Holy Father’s Message to young people has been published. The Message is in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day in 2017 which will be celebrated at the diocesan level on ...

Josef Mayr-Nusser

On Saturday, March 18th, Josef Mayr-Nusser, martyr, married layman, and father—at the time of his death his son was two years old—was beatified in Bolzano. He was an authentic witness of Christ, who ...

Online Resource of the Barcelona European Symposium in Twelve Points

A resource in twelve points on the accompaniment of young people has been published in view of the European Symposium (from March 28th to 31st). Prepared after an extensive consultation within a ...


400 years after its foundation, the International Association of Charities (AIC) will be celebrating an important anniversary throughout 2017. This will be a time of thanksgiving to God for the ...


  In his final greetings at the Wednesday General Audience on March 15th, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis addressed words of encouragement the Focolare Movement “New Families,” which in the ...

John Paul II Institute
A study seminar

“Wine and Oil on the Wounds” is the title of the study seminar on the experience of abortion that the Pontifical John Paul II Institute has scheduled for 15 March, in its Auditorium, in Rome. “How ...


A day of formation, organized by the French Episcopal Conference’s National Service for the Evangelization of Youth and Vocations, brought together youth ministry directors of dioceses, movements, ...

In Bologna, on 7 and 8 March, a conference on the Synod and Marriage in a Theological Perspective

“The Gospel of the Family” is the theme of the 11th Annual Conference, organized by the Theological Faculty of Emilia Romagna and scheduled for 7 and 8 March, in Bologna. The event, to be held in the ...


For nearly forty years now, the Church in Italy has been celebrating the National Day for Life on the first Sunday of February. This year, on 29 January 2017, the newspaper Avvenire, in the supplement ...

At the Catholic University of Lublin, the project of translating the Dicastery’s Acts into Polish continues

The fifth volume of the series “In the care of the welfare of marriage and the family” is completed. The announcement was made in the volume’s cover letter addressed to Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, ...

Rubio e Trancanelli
Pope Francis presents two figures of ordinary holiness to the faithful

  Pope Francis’ solicitude for the family, the attention he has given to it since the beginning of his ministry and with which he continues to surround it, is also conveyed through the processes ...


In Bari, the educational project for the affectivity of the young, sponsored by the Forum of Families in collaboration with the Italian Union of Catholic Teachers, has been launched Five stages, ...

Papa Francesco

“Why did you become Pope?”, “What was the most difficult moment of your life?”, “How does it feel to be the representative of the Catholic Church?” These are some of the questions that the children of ...

John Paul II Institute

You have until 5 March to register for the special cycle of the Master’s Degree in Sciences of Marriage and the Family, offered by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and ...

The Ad Limina visit of the Bishops of Chile

During their Ad Limina visit at the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Chile’s Bishops told about how their country is grappling with the advance of a secularist culture. Yet, in this struggle, ...