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18/02/2018
Towards Easter
A resource for Lent from the diocese of Rome

“We want prayer to become once again the normal and daily breath of each of the faithful and of their communities of life and work, starting with the reality of the family.” This is the wish of Rome’s ...

17/02/2018
Young People and the CCEE
Cardinal Farrell meets with the Youth Commission of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences

In recent days, Cardinal Farrell received a delegation of the Youth Commission of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE), in view of a fruitful collaboration between the Dicastery ...

16/02/2018
Activities of the Dicastery
Ad Limina Visit of the Bielorusian Bishops

The Bishops of Belarus came to the Dicastery on their Ad Limina Visit and shared the testimony of a Church that is slowly rising up again after having been oppressed for 70 years by totalitarianism. ...

15/02/2018
The Miracle of Life
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints recognizes the healing of an unborn child

Paul VI has made another great and decisive step towards canonization. The members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously gave the green light to the second miracle attributed to the ...

14/02/2018
Towards the Synod
An international congress in view of the Synod held at the Salesian Pontifical University

“Youth and Life Choices: Educational Perspectives” is the theme of the international congress that will be held in Rome in September just before the celebration of October’s Synod of Bishops on ...

13/02/2018
Prayer for the Young
Prayer meetings continue in preparation for the Synod on young people

On Pope Francis's request for “great harmony between the journey towards the Panama WYD and the synodal path,” the Shalom Community, with the patronage of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life ...

12/02/2018
On the Way to Panama
The gesture on a tablet, at the end of the Angelus: Francis is the first pilgrim of the world meeting of the young in Panama

Pope Francis has opened the registration for the Panama World Youth Day. Yesterday, after the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, he was the first pilgrim to register for next January’s event. The choice ...

11/02/2018
Local Churches
A note from the Bishops of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta to accompany couples and families in difficult situations

To implement Amoris Laetitia the Bishops of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta have drawn up some guidelines now published in a note entitled “The Lord is close to those who have a wounded heart. Accompany, ...

10/02/2018
Dicastery
In the Osservatore Romano, an interview with the Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello: “Rarely in the history of the Church have young people been so much at the center of worries, reflections, and ecclesial action”

The next edition of the WYD will be “under the sign of Mary. We must continue learning from her to be a Church that is a Mother who trusts in the potentialities of her children, accompanies them, ...

09/02/2018
Local Churches
Malaysia Brunei and Singapore ad Limina visit

The ecclesial and social realities of Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, gathered in a single regional episcopal conference, greatly differ from one another even if they do not lack common points. ...

08/02/2018
Abortion
Pastoral messages in view of the referendum on abortion. Primate Martin: “Be missionaries for life”

“If society accepts that one human being has the right to end the life of another, then it is no longer possible to claim the right to life as a fundamental human right for anybody.” This is how the ...

07/02/2018
Pope Francis
In his address to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, the Pope reaffirms the intangibility of human life and the importance of the family, “the future of the Church and of society”

Pope Francis pronounced two important speeches in recent weeks on the themes of marriage, family, and life. The first was addressed to the participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for ...

06/02/2018
Associations and Movements
The International Congress of Spiritual Assistants of the European Scouting Federation focuses on the ecclesial dimension and the pastoral consequences of the Holy See’s recognition

Father José Guillermo Gutiérrez Fernández, an official of the Dicastery, spoke a few days ago at the International Congress of Spiritual Assistants of the Federation of European Scouting. The meeting ...

05/02/2018
Ateneum Regina Apostolorum
Superior Institute for Women’s Studies is offering an advanced course for a panoramic vision of the body in today’s culture

The advanced course “Signifying the Body: Limit, Encounter, Resource" is offered by the Superior Institute for Women’s Studies of the Pontifical Ateneum Regina Apostolorum with the aim of ...

03/02/2018
John Paul II Institute
A seminar on the logic of desire and the theology of faith

"Faithfulness and Trust: The Logic of Desire and the Theology of Faith” is the theme of the study seminar promoted by the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute. Today, the culture of ...