Keeping the great event celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013, alive in the memory young people around the world, accompanying them step by step to the next in Panama

Since 2014, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro commemorates the anniversary of 2013 WYD celebrated in Rio, with the aim of encouraging the participation of young people in the next edition of WYD. This ...

Interview of Prefect Farrell with the Italian Bishops’ press agency

“We hope that thanks to the Meeting, families will be able to acquire a more intense awareness of their vocation, which is to bear witness of joy before the world in spite of all the difficulties that ...

From Ronchi dei Legionari to Rome: 700 km in four days. A group of cyclists support the project “A Door for Life”

On a beautiful day in July, Father Giovanni Buontempo, representing the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, welcomed the cyclists who participated in the project “Ride to Rome,” at the end ...

This is the title of the contribution of Cardinal Farrell to the thick Dossier of Pastoral Life prepared for the World Meeting of Families

If “the family is a factory of hope, the most beautiful thing God has done,” as Pope Francis said in Philadelphia, is making it the sign of the beauty and joy of love (Amoris Laetitia) that “the ...

Dublin: Gabriella Gambino
“Educating to true freedom, to know how to act like God”

This is the title of the reflection of the Undersecretary of the Dicastery, Gabriella Gambino, on one of the hot topics to be addressed at the upcoming World Meeting in Dublin: educating children in ...

The sixth artistic multimedia clip combined with the catechetical journey to the World Meeting in Dublin is online

“His mother kept all these things in her heart” (Lk 2:51) is this Gospel phrase focused on in the sixth artistic clip for the preparation of the World Meeting of the Families of Dublin. The soundtrack ...


Press Office of the Holy See confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Panama to celebrate 34. World Youth Day. His visit is scheduled from January 23rd to 27th, 2019. During the special celebration held ...

Emmanuel Community passes the torch to the Shalom Catholic Community who will look after “San Lorenzo” Centre in the near future

On 27th June, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life presided the Solemn Mass closing the academic year in the International Youth Centre “San Lorenzo” in ...

Ad Limina
Ad Limina Vista of Uganda’s Bishops

On June 22nd, the Bishops of Uganda came to our Dicastery for their Ad Limina Visit to Rome. The theme at the center of the exchange between the African Bishops and the Superiors of the Dicastery were ...

Prefect Farrell’s video message to the participants at the second international preparatory meeting

“You have worked hard, prepared this moment, this commitment is in the hands of the Holy Spirit, who will show us where to go. I would have liked, I wanted very much to be with you personally during ...