Pope Francis
"The Pope's words on selective abortion and the family addressed to the delegation of the Forum of Family Associations"

“The human family as an image of God, man and woman, is only one. It is only one.” Pope Francis said this, a few days ago, speaking off-the-cuff to a delegation from the Forum of Family Associations ...

Activities of the Dicastery
Scheduled for Tuesday: The annual meeting of ecclesial movements and new communities

On June 19th, the annual meeting of the ecclesial movements and new communities will be held in Pio XI Hall of the Palazzo San Calisto. Kevin Farrell, our Dicastery’s Cardinal Prefect, will introduce ...

Local Churches

During their recent Plenary assembly, the Polish Bishops adopted “Pastoral Guidelines for the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.” The document—a note published by the Bishops’ Press Office ...


During the first days of the 2nd Preparatory Meeting, members of the WYD Local Organising Committee, leaders of the Catholic Church in Panama and representatives of the highest state authorities ...

JP II Institute
A master’s degree in bioethics and formation in collaboration with the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Penetrate all cultures—medical, juridical, philosophical, and pedagogical—and animate them from within, so that they express the whole truth about man and life: this was reaffirmed by Pope Francis in ...


A few days ago, the relay team “Evangelii Gaudium” shined forth with a great victory at the XII Super Marathon of Etna, a race of 43 km, from the coasts in the province of Catania to the summit of ...


The official program of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Ireland, on August 25th and 26th, on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families, has been published. Yesterday, the Press Office of the Holy ...

Local Churches
The first of a series of documents with pastoral indications in the light of “Amoris Laetitia” has been published

“Key Points for Marriage Preparation in the Light of Amoris Laetitia” is the title of the document of “new” pastoral guidelines published in recent days by the German Bishops’ Conference. It is a slim ...

Delegates from over 80 countries will gather in Panama City to discuss in detail the programme of the upcoming World Youth Day Panama 2019

The delegates representing bishops’ conferences from over 80 countries and about 35 international movements and communities will gather in Panama City from 6th till 9th of June to discuss the latest ...

World Meeting in Dublin: the fifth artistic multimedia clip combined with the catechetical journey is online

Franz Schubert’s “Mille Cherubini in Coro” is the soundtrack of the fifth artistic multimedia clip produced by the Dicastery with the collaboration of the Franciscans of Mary in preparation for the ...

Family and Life

In recent days, Pope Francis spoke several times, in his homilies and at meetings, about the family and life, themes that our Dicastery obviously follows with special attention. The homily he gave a ...

A document about the Christian perspective on sport and the human person was presented today in the press room

“Sports is a meeting place where people of all levels and social conditions come together to reach a common aim. It is also a formative vehicle. Perhaps today more than ever, we must fix our gaze on ...

In five languages on the Dicastery’s website and YouTube channel

The Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate” and the new statute of our Dicastery; the mission for movements and lay associations explained by Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni in an interview. Another ...

Associations and Movements
Approval of changes in the statutes of the association that supports vulnerable women

A few days ago, Prefect Kevin Farrell, in the presence of Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni, gave (see the photo on the side) Marie-Ange Bellance, President of Claire Amitié, the decree approving some ...

Lecture at a seminar at the Pontifical Lateran University

“We need educators who have the courage of the truth and know how to accompany young people in their personal and vocational discernment. Another fundamental aspect is the need to make young people ...