Pope Francis

21/11/2018
Dicastery Activities
Values, Processes and Mission for Strategic Planning in a Synodal Context

“We are really trying to become a Synodal Church as Pope Francis has requested. We are going through the experience of looking together at the service we are providing the Church by means of our ...

15/11/2018
Reform of the Roman Curia
The Words of the C9 Secretary on the new Apostolic Constitution “Praedicate evangelium”

“It would be misleading to think of a reform that would overturn the entire curial organisation. Indeed, in the Curia there are dicasteries that pertain to the fundamental actions of the ecclesial ...

09/11/2018
Pope Francis
In “the Wisdom of Time” a new vision of the reality of older people and their role in the future of young people

The response to the culture of waste and the generation gap is dialogue between the young and older people: this is Pope Francis’ idea at the base of the  project Sharing The Wisdom Of Time, ...

08/11/2018
Laity
Our secretary, Father Awi Mello, attended the Continental Congress of Laymen and Laywomen in Brazil

The letter on the participation of the laity in public life that Pope Francis sent on 19th March to Cardinal Francesco Marc Oellet,  President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, ...

01/11/2018
Pope Francis
The Pope’s words during the catechesis on the sixth commandment: “You shall not commit adultery”

Every Christian vocation, like the priesthood and consecrated virginity, is spousal. Pope Francis recalled this yesterday on completing his catechesis on the sixth commandment: You shall not commit ...

31/10/2018
Dicastery
A new, single, international service for Catholic Charismatic Renewal

1.      The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, wishes to announce that on December 8th 2018 the Holy See will erect a body providing a new, single, international service ...

30/10/2018
#Synod2018
The Synod Meeting focussing on young people has ended; the homily of Pope Francis, the Final Document, the Bishops’ Letter.

Three parts, 12 chapters, 167 paragraphs, 60 pages, this is the composition of the Final Document of the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “  Young People, the Faith and ...

17/10/2018
Pope Francis
In a volume published by “Città Nuova”, the Pope talks to the Secretary of our Dicastery, Father Awi Mello

“She is My Mother” will be in the bookshops tomorrow and is the fruit of a conversation between Pope Francis and Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of our Dicastery. “This book – affirmed the Pope – has ...

11/10/2018
Abortion

“God is a ‘lover of life’, for this reason “we must say to all the men and women in the world: do not despise life!”. Pope Francis during the general audience in his catechesis on the Fifth ...

06/10/2018
Dicastery
The names of the Members and Consultors of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, appointed by Pope Francis have been published today. Together they will assist our Dicastery together with the three cardinals who had already been appointed in December of last year.

Art 3 of the Statutes of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life states the following in paragraph § 1: “The Dicastery has its own members, including lay faithful, men and women, single and ...

23/09/2018
Formation
Starting tomorrow, a course is promoted by the Vicariate and Rota Romana the will conclude with Pope Francis

The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia and the book “Marriage and Family in the Synodal Journey of Pope Francis”, written by Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, Dean of the Roman Rota, are at the base of the ...

29/08/2018
WMOF
During the General Audience, Pope Francis retraced the days of the IX World Meeting of Families that just ended

“My presence in Ireland—Francis said during this morning’s General Audience, taking stock of the meeting that ended on Sunday—was, above all, intended to confirm the Christian families in their ...

26/08/2018
WMOF

The great Mass of families with the Pope; Cardinal Farrell’s gratitude for the teaching of Amoris Laetitia as a proclamation of tender love. The baton of the World Meeting of Families is passed on.

07/08/2018
Pope Francis
A video message with the Pope's prayer intention for the month of August

“Life today can endanger the family, so concrete measures are needed to help it to grow.” This is the heart of Pope Francis’ message in the video with the prayer intention for the month of August. The ...

14/07/2018
PAV
The words addressed to the participants of the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

“Think of human life at its conception, human life growing in the womb, life newly born, life as a child, a teenager, an adult… Think of life that has grown old and is ready to pass away—and eternal ...