Pope Francis

07/12/2018
Pope Francis

Young people were the protagonists of Pope Francis’ s address a few days ago to the members of the Associazione Rondine-Cittadella della Pace whom he welcomed in an audience to celebrate the ...

28/11/2018
Lay Saints

A few days ago, Pope Francis dedicated words of great esteem for two lay faithful who – with their life and their commitment – left a mark in the recent history of Italy: the Venerable Giorgio La Pira ...

25/11/2018
#Panama2019

Registrations – at least 150 thousand only from Latin America – the Pope – who “ is very excited” now the event is getting closer –, Panama – “an open and welcoming city” –, and the encyclical ...

22/11/2018
Pope Francis
The Catechesis on the Tenth Commandment: “All sin is born of evil desires”

With the tenth and last Commandment, “You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife […], or anything that belongs to your neighbour”, Pope Francis concluded yesterday his Catechesis on the ...

21/11/2018
Pope Francis
The Pope’s Video Message in preparation for the WYD to be held in Panama has been released

“There are many young people, believers and non-believers who, when they have finished studying, show a desire to help others, to do something for those who are suffering.  This is the strength ...

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 ...