At Christmas, let’s listen to grandparents and the elderly

“Dear young people,” wrote Pope Francis on the occasion of the 32nd World Youth Day, “you need the wisdom and the vision of the elderly. […] They will speak to you of things that can thrill your minds ...

The Secretary’s reflections for the International Council of the UMOFC/WUCWO

The International Council of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (UMOFC/WUCWO) met virtually over these past few days via videoconference for the annual formation course for the thirty ...

Starting today, French and Spanish translations of the proceedings of the first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly are available for free online

The first international conference on the pastoral care of the elderly was an important ecclesial moment during which the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life—as Card. Farrell observed in his ...

Pope Francis announces: starting in 2021, diocesan World Youth Days to be celebrated on the Solemnity of Christ the King

A new stage in the pilgrimage of the World Youth Day symbols began today—symbols which will visit Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries as part of the spiritual preparation for World Youth ...


Dear young friend, Do you know that there is a great journey about to begin? Wherever you are, this Sunday, November 22nd at 10:00 a.m. (UTC +1) you are invited to virtually enter St Peter’s Basilica ...

Video message of Prefect Card. Farrell on the occasion of the 6th Ordinary Assembly of the Network of Latin American University Family Institutes

“In these difficult months, marked by the health, economic, and social emergencies caused by the pandemic, the commitment of the Network to the promotion of studies, research, and formation activities ...


On the occasion of the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe, Sunday 22 November at 10:00 am the Holy Father will preside at a Eucharistic Celebration at the Altar of the Chair at the Basilica ...


The Pontifício Instituto Superior de Direito Canônico of Rio de Janeiro and its affiliates in the in the Archdioceses of Goiânia and Londrina, in cooperation with the different canon law institutes of ...

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Meeting of the National Youth Ministry Teams of the Latin American region of the Southern Cone

The 2018 Synod on Young People is now in the phase of its full realization, and young people are tasked with proposing ideas and projects so that the Synod can be implemented by Bishops’ Conferences, ...

In the light of Christus vivit, a reflection from Fr. Awi Mello for the virtual meeting of the youth ministry leaders of Mexico and Central America

From 26 – 31 October, the virtual meeting for youth ministry on the theme of “We are not alone, we walk together” was held in Mexico and Central America. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event ...

At the conclusion of the webinar series on sports and the pandemic, reflections and proposals for the future

The first webinar of the COVID era, which was organized by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life in collaboration with the John Paul II Foundation for Sport, has come to a successful ...

The final session of the webinar series dedicated to the future of sports in this time of COVID

“Proposals for a better restart” was the theme of the concluding session in a webinar series on sports held by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life. This webinar was focused on the ...


“Inclusive sports” was the theme of the penultimate webinar session on sports organized by our Dicastery in collaboration with the John Paul II Foundation for Sport. Cristina Gangemi, director of the ...

The Local Organization Committe presents the logo for the next WYD: the creator is a 24-year-old Portugese graphic designer

The logo of WYD Lisbon 2030 was inspired by the gathering’s theme, that is” “Mary arose and went in haste.” (Lk 1:39). Its principle element is the Cross, the sign of the infinite love of God for ...

The second webinar in a series designed to encourage the best “restart” of sports in society

“Giving the best of oneself: sports as a model for life”: the Document prepared by the Dicastery in 2018 was a common thread in the second of four webinars on sports hosted in collaboration ...