Movements and Communities

Associations and Movements
Prefect Farrell’s message to the families of the Renewal in the Spirit gathered in Pompeii for the 11th Pilgrimage

“You are the people who make Jesus present in the world, in your small one, noiselessly, by giving and receiving love for others. This is how marriage and the family are built, and human life, ...

Associations and movements
The movement “Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil” met in Arizona to celebrate its anniversary and renew its commitment

The Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate” was the theme on which the 16th US International Meeting of the movement “Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil”, which coincided with its 50th ...

The Genfest in Manila challenges the young to be global men and women

Love, start again and share are the three words proposed by the Focolare President Maria Voce on the day after the closing of the eleventh edition of the Genfest, the international festival of the ...

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 ...


  “Young people were at the origin of many ecclesial movements;” “the ecclesial movements” have a “long work experience working with the youth;” “the ecclesial movements actively involve ...

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 ...

Associations and Movements
Approval of changes in the statutes of the association that supports vulnerable women

A few days ago, Prefect Kevin Farrell, in the presence of Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni, gave (see the photo on the side) Marie-Ange Bellance, President of Claire Amitié, the decree approving some ...

Associations and Movements
The meeting of Undersecretary Ghisoni with the participants in the Schools of Charity and Mission of the Emmanuel Community

A few days ago, in the Roman church of Trinità dei Monti, the Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni met a group of young couples from France who are participating in the Schools of Charity and Mission animated ...

Middle East
Salvatore Martinez: “It will be a reference point for pilgrims and a place for diffusing the teaching on the family”

Set on a hill, on a site that covers 15,000 square meters, there will be a house for pilgrims with 103 family-sized rooms, a home for refugees and the poor, a church, and a structure with auditoriums ...

Holiness of the Laity
The philosopher Alici: "Even the lay Christians, and not just the pastors, must have the ordour of the sheep"

The philosopher Luigi Alici, former national Italian Catholic Action president, presented, at the end of April, a reflection on the presidencies of the A.C.I. under the title "A People for ...