Pope Francis

28/04/2021
10 videos Amoris Laetitia
Pope Francis in dialogue with families in a series of 10 videos

  «How do we imagine God’s love? Is there a concrete reality in the world that helps us see this love with our own eyes? Certainly there is! It is the family! The image of God is reflected in man ...

22/04/2021
WMOF 2022
The official prayer of the 10th World Meeting of Families

The Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life now present the official prayer for the 10th World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. The official hashtag ...

20/04/2021
Press Release
Theme for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Sunday 25 July will see the celebration of the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for this World Day is “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20) which ...

25/03/2021
10 videos Amoris Laetitia
Pope Francis in dialogue with families in a series of 10 videos

  “Today we will begin a 10-month journey undertaken together to talk about the beauty of being a family. Everyone is called to lovingly care for the life of the family, because families are ...

20/03/2021
Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis to the participants in the online meeting “Our daily love”, for the opening of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” year

“In these five years, Amoris Laetitia has outlined the beginning of a journey, seeking to encourage a new pastoral approach to the family situation.”: These are some of the words Pope Francis sent ...

14/03/2021
Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

At the end of the Sunday Angelus Prayer, the Holy Father Francis recalled the upcoming opening of the Year of the Family "Amoris Laetitia Family". The Pope referred to "Amoris Laetitia ...

31/01/2021
Elderly
Cardinal Farrell “this is the first fruits of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year"

  As announced today after the Angelus, Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the ...

14/01/2021
Spiritus Domini

With an Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio dated 10 January 2021, the Holy Father has modified canon 230 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, which now allows for the admission of women into the instituted ...

24/11/2020
Elderly
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 ...

09/10/2020
Pope Francis
Caring for every wounded man, woman, child, and elderly person

A new “social encyclical” has the goal of promoting a world-wide aspiration towards fraternity and social friendship based on a common belonging to the human family, and thus on recognizing ourselves ...

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 ...

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 ...

19/06/2020
Appointments
Pope Francis includes the Cardinal among the members of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

“I express my gratitude to Pope Francis for the trust placed in me. I renew my commitment to be fully available to the service of the Holy Father and of the universal Church; and I offer up, on the ...

29/05/2020
Life
The proceedings of the International Conference on medically fragile newborn life are now online

The ebook of the collected proceedings of the international conference “Yes to Life! Taking care of the precious gift of life in all its frailty” are available for free online, on our website and on ...

19/05/2020
Youth

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of St John Paul II, Pope Francis sent a video message to the young people of Poland. In this message, he also mentioned the 2016 WYD which ...