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17/10/2019
Youth
A Mass at the San Lorenzo Center celebrates the John Paul II Youth Foundation in a sign of continuity

The usual Saturday evening Mass which took place at the San Lorenzo International Youth Center this past 28 September was the occasion for a very special moment: a commemoration in thanksgiving for ...

16/10/2019
Christus Vivit
The message of Fr. Awi to the youth participating in the 33rd National Youth Pastoral Assembly of Venezuela

From 4 – 6 October 2019, the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference sponsored the thirty-third National Pastoral Assembly in Caracas. Young people from all over the county, along with those in responsible ...

15/10/2019
REDIUF
At the Dicastery, a meeting with representatives of university family institutes

Over the past few days, the Dicastery has hosted a meeting of REDIUF, or the Rete Internazionale degli Istituti Universitari per la Famiglia (“International Network of University Family Institutes”), ...

07/10/2019
Youth
Secretary Fr. Awi Mello speaks at an international congress marking 40 years since the Puebla Conference

“Like an ideal on the horizon, the construction of a ‘civilization of love’ remains an ongoing project and a mission yet to be realized. Yet much has already been done in Latin America in this sense, ...

03/10/2019
Ad limina

In the month of September, our Dicastery received the Indian bishops on their ad limina visit. In India, the Catholic Church represents a small minority: there are 22 million Catholic faithful in a ...

02/10/2019
Elderly
Revisiting the Holy Father’s words on the elderly

In some countries around the world, 2 October—the liturgical commemoration of the Guardian Angels—is celebrated as Grandparents’ Day. This is a good opportunity to listen once again to some of the ...

27/09/2019
Christus vivit

Twenty-six young people from different parts of the world have prepared video testimonies that were inspired by Christus Vivit ‒ Pope Francis’ most recent apostolic exhortation‒, and also by their ...

23/09/2019
Dicastery

A significant meeting took place this past 17 September in the main hall of the Dicastery: Marcello Bedeschi, the president of the John Paul II Youth Foundation since the foundation’s beginning—a ...

10/09/2019
Colombia
Address of Vittorio Scelzo at the meeting of “Pastoral del Adulto Mayor” of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia

“Your reflection on the role of the elderly in society and in the ecclesial community is a valuable service for the whole Church.” With these words Vittorio Scelzo, an offical of the Dicastery in ...

13/08/2019
Family
Pope Francis asks to pray for families: the meditation of the Under-Secretary Gabriella Gambino

The video of the Holy Father is an exhortation to take care of families, especially during the summertime, which is for many the most favourable period to share moments of dialogue and for a renewed ...

07/08/2019
Lay Faithful
Undersecretary Ghisoni at the meeting of Acción Católica General in Spain

How are we to be laypersons who transform the world and the society in which we are living? It was this question that inspired Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni’s talk at the end of the Meeting of the ...

02/08/2019
Books
The doctoral thesis of Secretary Awi Mello investigates Pope Francis’ thought and practice in regard to popular Marian piety and devotions

“María-Iglesia: Madre del pueblo misionero”: is the title of the thesis for the Ph.D in Mariology recently awarded to Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of our Dicastery at the Inernational Marian ...

29/07/2019
SECAM Jubilee

“To live our love of the familiy, even amidst daily failings and difficulties, with faith and, perseverance, is the path to holiness and this is always possible when we make room for Christ as a ...

25/07/2019
Lay Faithful

Linda Ghisoni, Under Secretary, will attend the meeting of the lay faithful parishioners that has been organized in Spain by Acción Católica General from 1st through 4th August 2019.  The ...

17/07/2019
Church and Sport
The webpage dedicated to sport has been updated on the Dicastery’s website with discourses of Pope Francis, now including Portuguese

The Dicastery recently updated the “Documents on sport” webpage with up-to-date discourses of Pope Francis on sport. In his many discourses, the Pontiff has emphasized the importance of use of ...