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12/12/2018
Dicastery
The Secretary, Awi Mello interviewed by “Vida e Família”, the CNBB magazine

The World Meeting of Families last Summer in Dublin and the great but compelling challenges to be faced in the light of Amoris Laetitia, but above all the new, imminent World Youth Day in Panama. The ...

10/12/2018
Young People
The proposals of the French dioceses for all those who cannot be at the WYD in January

It’s a long way away. For many, the journey is too expensive. And for students January is a time of school exams. For these reasons, with the intention of allowing young French people to live the ...

08/12/2018
After the Synod
In a Roman parish, the Synod Father, Monsignor Frisina recounted his experiences

“Accompany young people, walk beside them in their history, enter into their dynamics as Saint Giovanni Bosco preached”. It was in this way that Monsignor Marco Frisina, Synod Father and Choir ...

07/12/2018
Pope Francis

Young people were the protagonists of Pope Francis’ s address a few days ago to the members of the Associazione Rondine-Cittadella della Pace whom he welcomed in an audience to celebrate the ...

06/12/2018
Dicastery
Interview with our new officer, Leonardo Nepi, an expert in law and bioethics who will be working in the Section for Life coordinated by Undersecretary Gambino

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has welcomed a new member to its team.  This is Leonardo Nepi, 38 years old, from Arezzo, married and the father of a three-year old daughter. Can you ...

05/12/2018
Mauritius
The themes which emerged from the Fourth Congress of the “Africa Family Life Federation”

Humanae Vitae indissolubly combines two concepts: reinforcing spousal communion and the constant openness to life.  Amoris Laetitia further develops this connection throughout the various stages ...

04/12/2018
Ad Limina Visit

The greater part of the pastoral care efforts put into place by the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean Islands, that group together the Seychelles, La Réunion, Mauritius, ...

03/12/2018
Young People

For the past few days, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of our Dicastery, was in Panama along with Father João Chagas, Head of the Youth Office, joining in the preparations for World Youth Day to ...

02/12/2018
Local Churches

The official announcement reached us from the Episcopal Conference a few days ago: 2019 will be the Year of Youth in The Philippines and the bishops have described this initiative as part of the ...

30/11/2018
Family Forum

“The Future is a Pact”: this was the theme chosen for the National Assembly of the Forum of Family Associations which ended a few days ago in Rome.. “A pact” – the Forum Assembly explained - “with our ...

29/11/2018
Local Churches

What is the mission of older people in the Church?  Starting from this question – which took form in the reality of about 40 countries in which it is present –  Life Ascending International ...

28/11/2018
Lay Saints

A few days ago, Pope Francis dedicated words of great esteem for two lay faithful who – with their life and their commitment – left a mark in the recent history of Italy: the Venerable Giorgio La Pira ...

26/11/2018
GMG
Press conference on 13th December at the Dicastery: a theme park to be set up in Panama

On 13 December at 10.30 a.m., our Dicastery will be hosting the official presentation of the new JC GO languages, the APP, developed by the  Fundaciòn Ramòn Pané modelled after Pokémon Go, a ...

25/11/2018
#Panama2019

Registrations – at least 150 thousand only from Latin America – the Pope – who “ is very excited” now the event is getting closer –, Panama – “an open and welcoming city” –, and the encyclical ...

24/11/2018
Ad limina
Bishops from Romania and Moldavia visit the Dicastery

A small  community that has virtually had to start afresh but today it is growing and is very active in pastoral care, the social field and promoting Cristian values in a society divided between ...