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22/09/2020
Samaritanus bonus
The address of Undersecretary Gambino at the presentation of the Letter on the care of persons in critical and terminal phases of life

First of all, “the vulnerability of every human being, body and spirit, mysterious marked by the desire for infinite love for which he has been destined from all eternity”; secondly, “the principle ...

21/09/2020
Youth
For popular, synodal and missionary pastoral care in the Dominican Republic

“Towards the horizon with our feet on the ground” was the theme of the 5th National Assembly of Youth Ministry in the Dominican Republic, which was celebrated on 11 and 12 September 2020, live on ...

15/09/2020
Church and Sport
An online seminar to focus on the values to be upheld in sports after the pandemic

The global health crisis has had an enormous impact on the lives of many and has brought about a new reality which must be faced and lived, and this is also the case within the world of sports. In an ...

10/09/2020
Testimony
Recollections of Carmen Aparicio, President of the John Paul II Youth Foundation

Twenty-five years ago (9-10 September, 1995), the European Youth meeting, EurHope 95, was held in Loreto. The inspiration for this meeting was an appeal for peace in the Balkans. At the time, I was ...

20/08/2020
Youth
Youth at the service of the civilization of love

In the year in which we celebrate the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II, initiator and creator of the World Youth Days, how can we fail to remember one of the best moments of these ...

19/08/2020
Youth
A Videoconference by the Secretary with the Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

On Saturday, August 8, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello participated in the III Vocational Table, a videoconference that had the participation of Youth Ministry advisers of the Archdiocese of Santiago de ...

31/07/2020
Family
The video message of Undersecretary Gambino in preparation for “the Economy of Francis”

The nuclear family, with the stability and security it affords its members, must be supported by the State, insofar as the nuclear family as an institution is the foundation of society. That is, it ...

27/07/2020
#sendyourhug
Launch of the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” Use the inventiveness of love: make phone or video calls, listen to them!

It is possible to reduce the isolation felt by elderly people while also strictly observing health guidelines for Covid-19. The pandemic has hit the elderly particularly hard and it has disconnected ...

26/07/2020
Women
Feminisms, gender and Catholic identity in the 21st century - the Secretary inaugurates the online course

How does Mary speak to women today? Is it an icon to follow? These questions and many others were answered by Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, during ...

24/07/2020
Elderly
Messages from the Episcopal Conferences of Spain, Portugal, and Canada

The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting the elderly particularly hard. In fact, the vast majority of recorded deaths have been among people over seventy years of age, and in particular among those who, ...

23/07/2020
Movements

“Abuses. Power at the origin of everything” was the theme of the report which Isabelle Cassarà, an official of our Dicastery, presented via videoconference at the training seminar which, in recent ...

13/07/2020
Family
Fr. Awi Mello’s address to the Shalom Community’s conference on the family

Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery, participated in the Catholic Shalom Community’s conference which, due to the international health crisis, was held online from 28 – 29 June. In his ...

07/07/2020
Family

Reviewing the methodologies and content of programs for the premarital formation of young people, accompaniment within marriage, making spouses the protagonists in the pastoral care of families, ...

02/07/2020
Pope Francis
The video message with the Holy Father’s prayer intentions for July is shared through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

While the pandemic continues to be a scourge on many parts of the world, the Holy Father has not forgotten families, recalling how they are “the foundation of society, […] the most suitable structure ...

24/06/2020
Movements and associations
Cardinal Farrell’s video message on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of “Couples for Christ”

“You are important for the life of the Church today: you are called to offer a great testimony to the modern world, a world which suffers from maladies such as individualism, which leads us to looking ...