Pope Francis asks to pray for families: the meditation of the Under-Secretary Gabriella Gambino
The video of the Holy Father is an exhortation to take care of families, especially during the summertime, which is for many the most favourable period to share moments of dialogue and for a renewed ...
The doctoral thesis of Secretary Awi Mello investigates Pope Francis’ thought and practice in regard to popular Marian piety and devotions
“María-Iglesia: Madre del pueblo misionero”: is the title of the thesis for the Ph.D in Mariology recently awarded to Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of our Dicastery at the Inernational Marian ...
Church and Sport
The webpage dedicated to sport has been updated on the Dicastery’s website with discourses of Pope Francis, now including Portuguese
The Dicastery recently updated the “Documents on sport” webpage with up-to-date discourses of Pope Francis on sport. In his many discourses, the Pontiff has emphasized the importance of use of ...
Pope Francis has appointed the cardinal to be a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
"I am grateful to Pope Francis for the trust he has placed in me through this appointment. I confirm my full readiness to serve the Holy Father and the universal Church. On the occasion of this ...
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 2022 in Lisbon: 35th World Youth Day, 2020 ...
A new stage of this journey is beginning, marked by communion between all the members of the charismatic family
Meeting of Pope Francis with leaders of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
ADDRESS OF POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LEADERS OF THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL INTERNATIONAL SERVICE - CHARIS Paul VI Audience ...
Meeting with members of the "Istituto Ospedale degli Innocenti" (Hospital of the Innocents) in Florence
Last Friday, during his meeting with members of the Hospital of the Innocents, Pope Francis, spoke about the matter of adoption. Setting aside the speech he had prepared, he made an impromptu ...
La visita del Papa al Villaggio Emanuele
Last Friday, Pope Francis visited – as part of the Mercy Friday pastoral initiative – the “Villagio Emanuele” in the Roman district of Bufalotta, an institution for people with Alzheimer’s. This is ...
Putting the Youth Synod into practice: the exhortation Christus vivit and the International Youth Forum
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 ...