WMOF Rome 2022
The official prayer of the 10th World Meeting of Families

The Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life now present the official prayer for the 10th World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. The official hashtag ...

San Lorenzo Centre
The youth of the San Lorenzo Center bear witness to the risen Christ

The young people of the San Lorenzo International Youth Center (the Centro San Lorenzo, or CSL) have resumed their evangelization with the World Youth Day Cross in St. Peter’s Square, in one of the ...

Press Release
Theme for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Sunday 25 July will see the celebration of the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for this World Day is “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20) which ...

On 23 and 24 April an event at the Pontifical Gregorian University

The experience of the pandemic has exposed false certainties and revealed the pitfalls present in relationship dynamics. Fragility and vulnerability have also emerged in the lives of individuals as ...

Forum for Catholic NGOs
A document by the Forum for Catholic Inspired NGOs on this time of pandemic

The Forum for Catholic Inspired NGOs has recently published, in four languages, a document titled: “Towards a More Inclusive Society,” which compiles the common position of NGOs working all over the ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Academic and pastoral events in the United States, Chile, and Guatemala

Since the Holy Father first opened the “Amoris Laetitia Family Year,” preparations for many events focused on deepening an appreciation for the Apostolic Exhortation—which celebrated its fifth ...

Protection of minors
Undersecretary Ghisoni invited to the presentation of the WUCWO volumes

On the occasion of the opening of the “Amoris Laetitia Family Year,” and in anticipation of the Easter Triduum, the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) held three webinars (in ...

New martyrs
Our spiritual closeness with the martyrs is good for Christian communities in difficulty, but it is especially good for us.

In the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, in accord with the limitations of the anti-COVID protocols and broadcast throughout the world via internet livestreaming, Cardinal Farrell presided over a ...

Beginning this year, WYD will be celebrated on the solemnity of Christ the King

This past solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe, the Holy Father announced that, starting in 2021, celebrations of World Youth Day on the local level will take place on the Solemnity of Christ ...

10 videos Amoris Laetitia
Pope Francis in dialogue with families in a series of 10 videos

  “Today we will begin a 10-month journey undertaken together to talk about the beauty of being a family. Everyone is called to lovingly care for the life of the family, because families are ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Address by Cardinal Farrell at the opening of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year

“The Amoris Laetitia Family Year is an opportunity for us to explore and meditate on the contents of the Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family. We can relaunch our commitment in all areas of ...

10 videos Amoris Laetitia
10 videos illustrate chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation together with testimonies of families

On March 19th, the beginning of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year took place, and with a video message Card. Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life,  introduces the ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis to the participants in the online meeting “Our daily love”, for the opening of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” year

“In these five years, Amoris Laetitia has outlined the beginning of a journey, seeking to encourage a new pastoral approach to the family situation.”: These are some of the words Pope Francis sent ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Press conference to present the Amoris Laetitia Family Year

A press conference to mark the start of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, which will begin on 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph and the fifth anniversary of the publication of the apostolic ...

Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

At the end of the Sunday Angelus Prayer, the Holy Father Francis recalled the upcoming opening of the Year of the Family "Amoris Laetitia Family". The Pope referred to "Amoris Laetitia ...