Local Church

15/06/2022
Amoris Laetitia Family Year
The document has been published, “Catechumenal itineraries for married life. Pastoral guidelines for particular Churches"

  The document is an initiative of the "Amoris Laetitia Family Year" and responds to the Holy Father's desire to offer new paths for preparation for the sacrament of marriage. "The ...

31/05/2022
WMOF 2022
The Program of the event and the themes of the Pastoral Congress were presented in the Press Office of the Holy See

  "It will be a time of listening and encounter." Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, thus defined the 10th World Meeting of Families on ...

20/04/2022
Synod 2021-2023
Ideas for embarking on the synodal process with families published

  Families wish to walk along the synodal path as pastoral and ecclesial subjects, giving their contribution with their own experience of joy and suffering to the mission of the Church. ...

21/03/2022
WYD
Young people from Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Cuba won the international competition Challenge JMJ 2021

  Challenge JMJ 2021 was an international competition launched by the Cristonautas program of the Fundación Ramón Pané in August 2021. It aimed to translate in the language of dance and music the ...

17/02/2022
Youth
A member of the International Youth Advisory Body shares her experience of the commitment to the local interfaith synod

  Indonesia is a pluralistic country with six official religions and numerous local languages and ethnicities. Thus, interfaith dialogue has to be continuously practiced to foster peace and ...

20/04/2021
Press Release
Theme for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Sunday 25 July will see the celebration of the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for this World Day is “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20) which ...

07/02/2021
Family Amoris Laetitia Year
From 7 – 14 February, the Church in the Unites States celebrates National Marriage Week

From 7 – 14 February, coinciding with both the beginning of Lent and St. Valentine’s Day, the Catholic Church in the Unites States will celebrate National Marriage Week, as a time to reflect on the ...

31/01/2021
Elderly
Cardinal Farrell “this is the first fruits of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year"

  As announced today after the Angelus, Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the ...

07/12/2020
Elderly
COMECE and FAFCE publish a document on the elderly and the future of Europe

“Let us transform the crisis due to COVID-19 into an opportunity for a paradigm shift, and for rethinking the way in which we view the elderly.” This presupposition, expressed by the General ...

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 ...