Pope Francis

13/08/2019
Family
Pope Francis asks to pray for families: the meditation of the Under-Secretary Gabriella Gambino

The video of the Holy Father is an exhortation to take care of families, especially during the summertime, which is for many the most favourable period to share moments of dialogue and for a renewed ...

02/08/2019
Books
The doctoral thesis of Secretary Awi Mello investigates Pope Francis’ thought and practice in regard to popular Marian piety and devotions

“María-Iglesia: Madre del pueblo misionero”: is the title of the thesis for the Ph.D in Mariology recently awarded to Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of our Dicastery at the Inernational Marian ...

17/07/2019
Church and Sport
The webpage dedicated to sport has been updated on the Dicastery’s website with discourses of Pope Francis, now including Portuguese

The Dicastery recently updated the “Documents on sport” webpage with up-to-date discourses of Pope Francis on sport. In his many discourses, the Pontiff has emphasized the importance of use of ...

09/07/2019
Appointments
Pope Francis has appointed the cardinal to be a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

"I am grateful to Pope Francis for the trust he has placed in me through this appointment. I confirm my full readiness to serve the Holy Father and the universal Church. On the occasion of this ...

22/06/2019
#YouthForum19

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM Clementine Hall Saturday, 22 June 2019 Dear young friends, I am very happy to meet you at the conclusion of ...

22/06/2019
WYD
Press release from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

These are the themes chosen by Pope Francis for the three-year World Youth Day itinerary that will culminate with the international event scheduled for 2022 in Lisbon: 35th World Youth Day, 2020 ...

08/06/2019
Charis
Meeting of Pope Francis with leaders of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

    ADDRESS OF POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LEADERS OF THE  CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL INTERNATIONAL SERVICE - CHARIS   Paul VI Audience ...

28/05/2019
Adoption
Meeting with members of the "Istituto Ospedale degli Innocenti" (Hospital of the Innocents) in Florence

Last Friday, during his meeting with members of the Hospital of the Innocents, Pope Francis, spoke about the matter of adoption.  Setting aside the speech he had prepared, he made an impromptu ...

17/04/2019
Elderly
La visita del Papa al Villaggio Emanuele

Last Friday, Pope Francis visited – as part of the Mercy Friday pastoral initiative – the “Villagio Emanuele” in the Roman district of Bufalotta, an institution for people with Alzheimer’s. This is ...

03/04/2019
Youth
The Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit, published on 2nd April, invites us to reflect, together with the Holy Father, on the role of all young people in the Church and in today’s society and on each one’s vocation to holiness

The document Christus vivit is yet another gesture of the Holy Father’s love for young people, the gesture of a Pope who allows himself to be inspired by the new generations, recognizing in them the ...

30/01/2019
Pope Francis
Unity and fidelity; two matrimonial assets which, before being legal obligations for every Christian marriage, are the epiphany of baptismal faith

It is a very meaningful passage in the speech which Pope Francis gave to the officials and lawyers of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota for the inauguration of the juridical year. The secularization of ...

28/01/2019
WYD 2019

Thursday. The Pope is here, in Panama and the city woke up today knowing the long wait had finished and the time to meet him had actually come. During the catechesis in the morning, you could feel the ...

24/01/2019
WYD 2019

On the day the Holy Father arrived in Panama, the WYD was in full swing with the activities of the pilgrim groups:   catechesis, meantime, a profitable dialogue among the young people and ...

09/01/2019
Young People
On the eve of the World Youth Day in Panama (22-27 January) preparations for those travelling and initiatives for those remaining

Fifteen bishops and 900 young people; this is the Italian group attending the Panama meeting that will end with the visit of Pope Francis. However, already on January 16th, five hundred young people ...

16/12/2018
Our Secretary, Father Awi spoke to TV 2000 about the volume “She is My Mother” born from the dialogue with Pope Francis

From the first moments in Lujàn, in the Marian sanctuaries, with the people, to the encounters that untangle the knots, in Aparecida,  to the encounters in the form of prayer:  it is the ...