Young People and the CCEE
Cardinal Farrell meets with the Youth Commission of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences

In recent days, Cardinal Farrell received a delegation of the Youth Commission of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE), in view of a fruitful collaboration between the Dicastery ...

Towards the Synod
An international congress in view of the Synod held at the Salesian Pontifical University

“Youth and Life Choices: Educational Perspectives” is the theme of the international congress that will be held in Rome in September just before the celebration of October’s Synod of Bishops on ...

Prayer for the Young
Prayer meetings continue in preparation for the Synod on young people

On Pope Francis's request for “great harmony between the journey towards the Panama WYD and the synodal path,” the Shalom Community, with the patronage of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life ...

On the Way to Panama
The gesture on a tablet, at the end of the Angelus: Francis is the first pilgrim of the world meeting of the young in Panama

Pope Francis has opened the registration for the Panama World Youth Day. Yesterday, after the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, he was the first pilgrim to register for next January’s event. The choice ...

In the Osservatore Romano, an interview with the Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello: “Rarely in the history of the Church have young people been so much at the center of worries, reflections, and ecclesial action”

The next edition of the WYD will be “under the sign of Mary. We must continue learning from her to be a Church that is a Mother who trusts in the potentialities of her children, accompanies them, ...

Associations and Movements
The International Congress of Spiritual Assistants of the European Scouting Federation focuses on the ecclesial dimension and the pastoral consequences of the Holy See’s recognition

Father José Guillermo Gutiérrez Fernández, an official of the Dicastery, spoke a few days ago at the International Congress of Spiritual Assistants of the Federation of European Scouting. The meeting ...

Family and New Technologies
The report of the International Center for Family Studies: “The Social Networks, Valid Support”

The favorite social network of families is WhatsApp, where most of the family connections are present (82%). On Facebook, however, they are just over one half (51.4%). The instant messaging ...

Ten prayer and formation meetings promoted by the Shalom Community to prepare young people for the Synod and the World Youth Day in Panama

Ten prayer meetings, with moments of adoration and formation, will be held in Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, in preparation for the Synod of Bishops 2018 and the World Youth Day in ...

The members of the “San Calisto Platform” created in connection with the project “The Meeting Point” are elaborating a proposal of affective education that will be presented at the Dublin World Meeting of Families

Last November, the Dicastery created the San Calisto Platform, composed of the experts of “The Meeting Point,” a course of affective and sexual education inspired by Amoris Laetitia that was presented ...

From the Italian Bishops’ Conference, an interactive project to explore the ambitions, hopes, and fears of the young under 30

#Velodicoio, the new portal dedicated to listening to young people, is online. This is an interactive project conceived by the National Youth Pastoral Service of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) ...