Activities of the Dicastery
Scheduled for Tuesday: The annual meeting of ecclesial movements and new communities

On June 19th, the annual meeting of the ecclesial movements and new communities will be held in Pio XI Hall of the Palazzo San Calisto. Kevin Farrell, our Dicastery’s Cardinal Prefect, will introduce ...


A few days ago, the relay team “Evangelii Gaudium” shined forth with a great victory at the XII Super Marathon of Etna, a race of 43 km, from the coasts in the province of Catania to the summit of ...

Delegates from over 80 countries will gather in Panama City to discuss in detail the programme of the upcoming World Youth Day Panama 2019

The delegates representing bishops’ conferences from over 80 countries and about 35 international movements and communities will gather in Panama City from 6th till 9th of June to discuss the latest ...

Family and Life

In recent days, Pope Francis spoke several times, in his homilies and at meetings, about the family and life, themes that our Dicastery obviously follows with special attention. The homily he gave a ...

From tomorrow on our site will show the covers dedicated to Pope Francis’ most recent Apostolic Exhortation

During the consistory held a few days ago, Pope Francis announced that Paul VI and Oscar Romero will be canonized on October 14th. In addition to Pope Montini and the Archbishop of San Salvador, the ...

Ad Limina

The Bishops of the Regional Episcopal Conference of China (Taiwan) came to our Dicastery on their Ad Limna visit on May 14th. The prelates said that today in Taiwan, a country of traditionally very ...

The video interview to the Under Secretary Linda Ghisoni foolowing the adoption of the new statute

"The competences of a Dicastery like ours, for the Laity, Family and Life, reveal themselves more and more in their connection, in their transversal interconnection." These are the words of ...

Women and Work

On May 4th, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello introduced the conference on "The Added Value of Women between Business, Family and Society." The Secretary of the Dicastery offered an articulate ...

San Calisto Community
At the Dicastery, the second international seminar of the network of experts studying the educational programs in the emotional-sexual field

On 4 and 5 May, the San Calisto Community held its second international seminar at our Dicastery, to study proposals and interventions in the field of affective and sexual education in the light of ...


The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life has a new statute. This statute, which was signed last April 10th and shall go into force on Sunday, May 13th, was promulgated today by its publication in ...