The Secretary, Fr. Awi Mello, in Madrid for the Salesian’s International Congress on Youth Ministry and Family

“The miracle of the salvation of young people does not happen without Jesus but—in general—it does not happen without a family either; it does not happen without a father, a mother, brothers, and ...

The Ad Limina Visit of the Hungarian Bishops to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

The challenges are those of all European countries, especially of those that, in recent decades, have come out from behind the iron curtain and are faced with the transition from communism to ...

Women’s Office

Among the activities of the Women's Office of the Dicastery, there were two meetings this week. In Rome, the office head, Marta Rodriguez, attended a formation session of the World Union for Catholic ...

Movements and Associations
Cardinal Farrell celebrates a Mass of Thanksgiving in Rome for the Association born in France over forty years ago and for the abundant fruits that it is generating in the Church

A Mass of thanksgiving for the Emmanuel Community was celebrated yesterday in Rome, in the church of San Lorenzo in Piscibus, by Cardinal Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and ...

Associations and Movements
A meeting at the Dicastery with the International Federation for Family Development to define goals and collaboration

A few days ago, Msgr. Carlos Simón Vázquez, the delegate for our Dicastery’s Family and Life section, met two representatives of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD). With ...

Associations and Movements

A few days ago, the international coordinators of the MILPA Association (Palautian Lay Missionaries) came to visit our Dicastery. The delegates were received by the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father ...

The protagonist of this audio file, downloadable for free, is the composer Ephrem Feeley

This week too, we are heading towards the Dublin World Families Meeting to the sound of a podcast. On this fourth appointment with the series “Let’s Talk Family,” Brenda Drumm, Communications Manager ...

Associations and Movements
The meeting with the federal bureau was attended by the Secretary Fr. Awi Mello and Fr. Buontempo

In recent days, the Dicastery's Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, and Father Giovanni Buontempo, in charge of relations with the ecclesial movements and new communities, met with the Federal ...

Linda Ghisoni for the Section of the Laity, and Gabriella Gambino for the Section of Life

Today, Pope Francis named as new Undersecretaries to the Dicastery two women, Linda Ghisoni to Section for the Laity, and Gabriella Gambino to the Section for Life. Linda Ghisoni, born in the province ...

The Dicastery’s Activities
Encounters with women ambassadors to understand the most pressing challenges of the “pink” universe

The challenges and needs of women in their countries and the major issues to be addressed in the near future were discussed in recent days by Miroslava Vargas, Panama’s ambassador to the Holy See, and ...