Pope Francis


The official program of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Ireland, on August 25th and 26th, on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families, has been published. Yesterday, the Press Office of the Holy ...

Family and Life

In recent days, Pope Francis spoke several times, in his homilies and at meetings, about the family and life, themes that our Dicastery obviously follows with special attention. The homily he gave a ...

A document about the Christian perspective on sport and the human person was presented today in the press room

“Sports is a meeting place where people of all levels and social conditions come together to reach a common aim. It is also a formative vehicle. Perhaps today more than ever, we must fix our gaze on ...


“Today, ours is a ‘culture of waste,’ while fighting for life means fighting for a culture in which every life is to be respected. Today, when we say this, it seems like we’re speaking ‘Martian.’ Your ...


The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has a new statute. This statute, which was signed last April 10th and shall go into force on Sunday, May 13th, was promulgated today by its publication in ...

Movements and Associations
Pope Francis to the faithful in Tor Vergata: “You have in your DNA the vocation to the mission”

“The Risen Jesus says: ‘Make disciples’. This is the mission. He does not say: conquer, occupy, but rather, ‘make disciples’, that is, share with others the gift you have received, the encounter of ...

Bishop Francesco Cavina launches a prayer network to “melt hearts and make walls crumble”

After having accompanied Alfie's father, Thomas Evans, during his encounter with Pope Francis for an interview at Casa Santa Marta, today the Bishop of Carpi, Msgr. Francesco Cavina, has launched a ...

The testimony of Dewi Praswida, a young Muslim from Indonesia who participated in the Pre-Synod Meeting

“March 19, 2018 is a day that will never be forgotten in the course of my life. Who would have thought me, Muslim women from the border region of Central Java with East Java can shake hands directly ...

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The Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate”: One becomes a saint by living the beatitudes

Pope Francis has chosen to put the spirit of joy in the opening of his most recent Apostolic Exhortation. “Gaudete et exsultate”—“Rejoice and be glad” is the title of the document, which recalls the ...

Pope Francis has recognized that the 16-year-old Slovak girl was killed in 1944 “in defensum castitatis”

Anna Kolesárová will be beatified: Pope Francis officially recognized her martyrdom in defense of bodily chastity, thus paving the way for the beatification of the young Slovak from the diocese of ...

Today the Via Crucis will be presided by Prefect Farrell for the young people gathered for the pre-Synodal meeting

Today, Prefect Kevin Farrell will preside over the Via Crucis that will set out from the cloister of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and go through the streets of Rome. This is one of the events ...

Pope Francis: "There is no youth; there are young people with their stories that the Church wants to hear”

“What are you looking for in your life? Say it; it will do us good to listen to you.” Pope Francis addressed these words to the young people from around the world who are participating, at the ...

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the General Audience: The Pope will participate in the Festival of Families and celebrate the final Mass

Francis will take part in the World Meeting of Families next August in Dublin: he will participate in a special way in the Festival of Testimonies, which will take place on Saturday, August 25th, and ...


Dear friends, as Pope Francis has said, “Every young person has something to say to the Church, to the bishops and to the Pope!” That is why three hundred of your contemporaries from around the world ...

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The Pope’s words to the young people and the elderly of the Roman parish of Saint Gelasius in Ponte Mammolo

“Life is a little like this afternoon because sometimes the sun shines, but sometimes clouds come, it rains, and the weather is bad. Know that there are good times and bad times in life. What should a ...