News

23/01/2020
Elderly
Interview with Prefect Card. Farrell on the Conference which will bring together 550 participants from 60 countries

In the Church, the elderly have at times been forgotten, or considered somewhat of a burden, even while “they should be co-protagonists, by virtue of their immense experience, thanks to their many ...

22/01/2020
Ad limina

Over the past few weeks, our Dicastery has hosted the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific and that of New Zealand on their ad limina visit. Here, we offer a few salient points which ...

16/01/2020
CHARIS

Currently, the Prefect Card. Kevin Farrell is in Recife, Brazil, for the first International Conference for Leaders of the Charismatic Community. The Cardinal will first address the Charismatic ...

15/01/2020
Youth
In Turin, an event in view of the Global Compact on Education

“We were inspired by the synodal process with young people and by the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Christus vivit,’ in which the Holy Father speaks directly on the importance of social friendships among ...

10/01/2020
Pope Francis
The message for the 28th World Day of the Sick

“The noun ‘person’ always comes before the adjective ‘sick.’ Therefore, may your work always promote the dignity and life of the human person, without conceding to acts of a euthanistic nature, to ...

19/12/2019
Elderly
The message of the Holy Father to the National Association of Elderly Workers

“When the Pope speaks of the elderly, he speaks of the future and of their valuable role in the Church and in society. This affirms us in our choice to organize the first international conference on ...

18/12/2019
Pope Francis
The message of the Pope on the Virgin of Guadalupe, motherhood, and the “feminine” Church

“Woman, mother, and mestiza.” So Pope Francis described the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Mass celebrated on the occasion of the feast of the Morenita, patroness of all Spanish-speaking peoples. In the ...

17/12/2019
Family
Undersecretary Gambino at the presentation of the Message for the 53rd World Day of Peace

“To return the family to the center of our attention, since it is the heart of the development and promotion of a pedagogy of peace.” These are the words of Undersecretary Gabriella Gambino, speaking ...

13/12/2019
Pope Francis
The video message with the prayer intentions for December published through the Pope’s World Prayer Network

"Every marginalized child, every abused child, every abandoned child, every child without schooling, without medical care, is a cry that rises up to God.” So begins the message of Pope Francis ...

10/12/2019
Pope Francis
Apostolic letter on the value of the Nativity Scene: “to participate to the children and grandchildren this experience that narrates the love of God”

“With this Letter, I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, ...

09/12/2019
Pope Francis
The Holy Father’s address to participants in the Tribunal of the Roman Rota’s course on the protection of marriage and the pastoral care of wounded couples

“The Church, when she encounters these realities of wounded couples, first of all weeps and suffers with them; she approaches with the oil of consolation, to soothe and heal; she wants to take on ...

05/12/2019
Laity
Secretary Fr. Awi speaks at the Urbanianum on “The evangelizing vocation of the laity and ecclesial movements”

Recently, the Secretary of our Dicastery, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, participated in an international conference titled: Dalla Maximum illud alla Evangelii gaudium. Sull’urgenza della trasformazione ...

02/12/2019
After the Synod

“Listening to these people, who fight to know God, was one of the best experiences of my life […] The Church of the Amazon is a very lively Church, strong with a local population that gathers to ...

29/11/2019
Laity
Undersecretary Ghisoni to the meeting of the Conferência Nacional das Associações do Apostolado dos Leigos at the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference

What is the greatest challenge that the call to holiness places on the lay faithful in light of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exultate? “Singing our score, not an ideal yet not real,” ...

28/11/2019
Apostolic Journey

“They’ve invented so many things, but thank God there are still no selfies of the soul! To be happy, we must ask for help from others, let the photo be the face of another; that is, to go outside of ...