Pope Francis

Lay associations
On the third anniversary of the meeting with Peres and Abu Mazen in the Vatican

The International Forum Catholic Action proposes the initiative "A Minute for Peace," to be held on Thursday, 8 June, at 1:00 p.m. on the occasion of the third anniversary of the prayer ...

Church movements
The Holy Father presided the ecumenical prayer vigil on the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Cardinal Farrell pronounced the homily at the Mass of reconciliation

Pope Francis thanked the participants at the Circus Maximus for their testimony during the meeting on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, celebrated on the ...


The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, I. Sch., National Director of the Schönstatt Movement in Brazil. Rev. Father ...

Ecclesial movements
The Charismatic Renewal turns fifty. Celebrations in Rome with Pope Francis

Pope Francis personally invited the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal to Rome for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of this current of grace in the Catholic Church. “I am ...

European Families Celebrating

FAFCE, the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, will celebrate its anniversary in Rome on June 1st, the International Day of Parents, by meeting Pope Francis. This was announced in a ...


On Tuesday, 16 May, at 10:30 am, Pope Francis received the Directors of the National League of Professionals Series A and the Managers and Footballers of the Juventus and Lazio Teams in the Clementine ...


The World Taekwondo Federation’s President Chungwon Choue and the President of the Italian Taekwondo Federation Angelo Cito was received by Pope Francis at the general audience on 10 May. On this ...

2nd International Congress on C.A. Catholic Action is a mission with everyone and for everyone

The mission of Catholic Action today is—according to Pope Francis—to form “missionary disciples.” The heart of the Holy Father’s long speech, interrupted by many additions off the cuff, to the 2nd ...

Conclusion of the meeting on WYD organized in collaboration with the Synod of Bishops

Bittersweet is the word that best describes the Palm Sunday celebration in St. Peter’s Square, on April 9th, when Pope Francis opened Holy Week with the Mass of the Lord’s Passion. This celebration is ...


The address of the Holy Father during the Marian prayer Vigil held on occasion of World Youth Day in St. Mary Major Basilica

Towards Dublin

Today the letter of invitation to the IX World Meeting of Families, scheduled to be held in Dublin from 21 to 26 August 2018, was presented in the Press Room of the Holy See. In the letter addressed ...

The Pope in Milan
Pope Francis’ most beautiful words in Milan about the family and children

The Pope thanked the inhabitants of Milan for their extraordinary welcome: “Really, I truly felt at home! And this with everyone, believers and non-believers alike.” He mentioned the family several ...

WYD 2017
Message of His Holyness Pope Francis for the 32nd World Youth Day

Today, 21 March 2017, the Holy Father’s Message to young people has been published. The Message is in preparation for the 32nd World Youth Day in 2017 which will be celebrated at the diocesan level on ...


  In his final greetings at the Wednesday General Audience on March 15th, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis addressed words of encouragement the Focolare Movement “New Families,” which in the ...

Papa Francesco

“Why did you become Pope?”, “What was the most difficult moment of your life?”, “How does it feel to be the representative of the Catholic Church?” These are some of the questions that the children of ...