Pope Francis

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 ...

07/05/2020
Reviews
In “La Civiltà Cattolica,” a review of the book written by Secretary of the Dicastery Fr. Awi Mello

Distinguishing (and helping the universal Church recognize and imbue its life with) the “Marian aroma” which emanates from Bergoglio who, profoundly marked by the presence of Mary, let himself be ...

25/03/2020
Life
At the general audience, recalling the encyclical “Evangelium Vitae” 25 years after its promulgation

“The message of the encyclical Evangelium vitae is more relevant than ever. Even beyond emergencies such as the one we are all living now, it is about acting on cultural and educational levels for ...

17/03/2020
Coronavirus

Once again the thoughts of Pope Francis--in this present time dominated by the fear and isolation of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic--are turned towards the family. Introducing the Eucharistic ...

05/03/2020
WYD
The message of Pope Francis for the 35th World Youth Day 2020

The message of the Holy Father to young people for the 35th World Youth Day 2020, which will be celebrated on a diocesan level throughout the world, focuses on the theme of: “Young man, I say to you, ...

03/03/2020
Elderly
As of today, you may find the texts and videos of our first international pastoral conference on the elderly in their original language on our webpage dedicated to the event.

   

21/02/2020
Appointments
Pope Francis appoints Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Cardinal Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala as member of the Dicastery

On February 21st, the Holy See Press office released a statement of Pope Francis’ appointment of Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Cardinal Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala as member of the Dicastery ...

17/02/2020
Associations and Movements
The message of Pope Francis for the centenary of the birth of Chiara Lubich

Charisms are “gifts of the Spirit,” and “therefore it is good, even for bishops, to place themselves always anew at the school of the Holy Spirit.” And so Pope Francis, in a message read by Cardinal ...

03/02/2020
Life

“To renew the commitment to guard and protect human life from its beginnings to its natural end”: this is the wish that Pope Francis reiterated, in yesterday’s Angelus, recalling the Day for Life ...