The Prefect

03/12/2021
Disability
A reflection by Cardinal Farrell on Pope Francis' Message to people with disabilities

  © L'Osservatore Romano, 3 december 2021 - Persons with disabilities are lay faithful who, by virtue of Baptism, have received the same prophetic, priestly, and royal mission as every ...

15/11/2021
Laity
Card. Farrell: the appeal for universal brotherhood for a peaceful, just and supportive world is urgent

  On the 75th anniversary of the founding of International Young Catholic Students (IYCS-JECI), the Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, Card. Kevin Farrell, was invited to greet ...

16/09/2021
Associations and Movements
All the moderators and leaders of the movements of international associations before the Pope in the Vatican

  On September 16, 2021, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life summoned the moderators, presidents, and international leaders of all ecclesial movements, new communities, and associations ...

13/09/2021
Ad limina
France: Continuing dialogue with society

  A few days ago, with the arrival of the first of the three groups of the bishops from France to the Dicastery, the ad limina visits, which had been abruptly suspended in March 2020 due to the ...

29/07/2021
Elderly
The Holy Father’s words after the Angelus

Pope Francis, who was unable to attend the liturgy in St. Peter's in person, wanted to personally greet the grandparents and elderly who had just participated in the celebration of the first Day ...

29/07/2021
Elderly
Liturgy in St. Peter's for the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

For many of the 2,000 elderly people present in St. Peter's last Sunday, celebrating the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly was the first opportunity for them to leave the forced ...

10/07/2021
Year of Saint Joseth
Two important messages from Cardinal Farrell on the figure of St. Joseph

In June, Cardinal Kevin Farrell attended two meetings held for the Shalom Congress of Families and the 40th anniversary of Couples for Christ. In his messages for both events, the Cardinal took the ...

11/06/2021
Movements and Associations
For healthy government in the international associations of the faithful

On the Solemnity Corpus Domini, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has given a General Decree to regulate the length and number of terms of office in the international associations of the ...

09/06/2021
Forum Amoris Laetitia
Summary of the first day of the Amoris Laetitia Forum

The first day of the Forum "Where are we with Amoris Laetitia? Strategies for the pastoral application of Pope Francis' Exhortation" opened today with the first day of work. The aim of the ...

04/05/2021
Laity
Cardinal Farrell’s Address to the Participants of the National Assembly of Catholic Action Italy

The XVII Assembly of Catholic Action Italy, entitled “I have many people in this city”, took place this past April 25 to May 2. The assembly met online, due to the pandemic. The Prefect of the ...