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22/06/2019
#YouthForum19

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM Clementine Hall Saturday, 22 June 2019 Dear young friends, I am very happy to meet you at the conclusion of ...

22/06/2019
WYD
Press release from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

These are the themes chosen by Pope Francis for the three-year World Youth Day itinerary that will culminate with the international event scheduled for 2002 in Lisbon: 35th World Youth Day, 2020 ...

19/06/2019
#YouthForum19

Young people participating in the 11th International Forum, organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, really have arrived "from a thousand different roads". Yesterday evening, ...

18/06/2019
Ad limina visit

The Catholic Church, with its 8 million lay faithful, represents a very minor reality in Indonesia where 87% of the population is Muslim, making it the largest Islamic country in the world. However, ...

18/06/2019
#YouthForum19
Youth in action in a Synodal Church

   

17/06/2019
#YouthForum19

More than 250 young people from more than 110 countries will participate in the XI International Youth Forum titled “Youth in action in a synodal Church”. The meeting, organized by the Dicastery for ...

15/06/2019
Ad limina visit

The opening note of the Bishops from Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe on an ad limina visit about the reorganization of the structures of their Episcopal Conference took account of the care with which ...

08/06/2019
Charis
Meeting of Pope Francis with leaders of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

    ADDRESS OF POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LEADERS OF THE  CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL INTERNATIONAL SERVICE - CHARIS   Paul VI Audience ...

07/06/2019
CHARIS
The heads of the Dicastery at the inaugural event for the new body at the service of the current o grace of Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Yesterday, Cardinal Kevin Farrell gave a strong encouragement to welcome the novelty of Charis with joy. He was addressing the 1st Conference organized by the new Single International Service for ...

06/06/2019
Card. Elio Sgreccia
The words of Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery, in memory of the Cardinal who died yesterday aged 91

“He left us on the eve of his 91st birthday, Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, an eminent Catholic bioethicist who made a fundamental contribution to the ...

05/06/2019
Ad limina visits
The ad limina visit of the Bishops from the Philippines to the Dicastery has been completed

In the year in which the Philippine Church has put youth pastoral care as the main item on its agenda  – a step along the nine year path begun in 2013 and ending in 2021 with the celebrations for ...

04/06/2019
Associations and Movements
“Meeting point”, Thursday 6th June in the Press Room to illustrate the works of the Inaugural Conference

The new single international service, Charis – Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service will be inaugurated officially on 9th June next, the Solemnity of Pentecost. On the same day, ICCRS ...

29/05/2019
Ad Limina Visit

An ad limina visit by the Philippine Bishops is currently taking place in Rome and on 20th May last, our Dicastery received the first of the three groups. Among the many matters dealt with, we ...

28/05/2019
Adoption
Meeting with members of the "Istituto Ospedale degli Innocenti" (Hospital of the Innocents) in Florence

Last Friday, during his meeting with members of the Hospital of the Innocents, Pope Francis, spoke about the matter of adoption.  Setting aside the speech he had prepared, he made an impromptu ...

24/05/2019
International Conference

The second day of Yes to Life, with Amy Kuebelbeck as conference moderator, was dedicated to international aspects.  There were testimonials and reports given by Ukraine, United States, France ...