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 ...

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 2002 in Lisbon: 35th World Youth Day, 2020 ...


Young people participating in the 11th International Forum, organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, really have arrived "from a thousand different roads". Yesterday evening, ...

Youth in action in a Synodal Church



More than 250 young people from more than 110 countries will participate in the XI International Youth Forum titled “Youth in action in a synodal Church”. The meeting, organized by the Dicastery for ...

Ad limina visit

The opening note of the Bishops from Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe on an ad limina visit about the reorganization of the structures of their Episcopal Conference took account of the care with which ...

Ad limina visits
The ad limina visit of the Bishops from the Philippines to the Dicastery has been completed

In the year in which the Philippine Church has put youth pastoral care as the main item on its agenda  – a step along the nine year path begun in 2013 and ending in 2021 with the celebrations for ...

Ad Limina Visit

An ad limina visit by the Philippine Bishops is currently taking place in Rome and on 20th May last, our Dicastery received the first of the three groups. Among the many matters dealt with, we ...

Just a few steps from St. Peter’s Square, the Center invites the youth to experience moments of prayer and friendship together in an international spirit. Prayer vigil on May 25.

Last Saturday, after maintenance work, Mass was celebrated for the reopening of the San Lorenzo Center. The Eucharist, presided over by the Secretary of the Dicastery, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, with ...

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 ...