The Prefect

Christmas 2017
The video message of Prefect Kevin Farrell’s Christmas Greetings

Jesus must be at the center of Christmas. Holy Father Francis, speaking last Sunday at the Angelus, said that Christmas has no meaning if we take Jesus out of Christmas. I invite you to reflect, how ...

News from the Dicastery
The first edition of our Dicastery’s newsletter, available every month and in five languages, is online

Extraordinary events such as Pope Francis’ visit to the Dicastery, the engagements of the Prefect Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the activities of the Secretary Father Alexandre Awi Mello, the appointment of ...

The message of Cardinal Prefect Farrell to the participants at the International Catholic Conference of Scouting

“Always be conscious that time and energy spent on the formation of the spirit, mind and character of young people is the best investment in the future of the Church and civil society as a whole. ...

Popular Piety
Card. Farrell at the University of Murcia for the 3rd International Congress of Confraternities: Rendezvous in Malaga in 2021

The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, and the delegate for the family, Msgr. Carlos Simón Vasquez, attended the 3rd International Congress of ...

The introductory speech by the Prefect Card. Farrell at the conference on sports as an instrument for welcoming and growth

“Sport can unite people beyond their geographical or cultural background, their race or religion. Sports allows us to look towards the other, to walk, supporting those who are next to us and so to ...

Pope Francis
The video message sent by the Pope on the occasion of the talk show on the Synod with the Prefect Card. Kevin Farrell in Toronto

“Do not let your youth be stolen from you. Do not allow anyone to slow and obscure the light that Christ puts in your face and in your heart. Be weavers of relationships signed by trust, by sharing, ...

On 8 December, the dome of the Holy Trinity in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception will be inaugurated

Pope Francis has appointed the Prefect Card. Kevin Farrell to be his special envoy at the inauguration of the dome depicting the Most Holy Trinity in the Basilica of the US National Shrine of the ...

Canada: Today the Prefect Card. Farrell is the guest of Salt & Light TV to record the talk show to be broadcast on 22 October

Cardinal Kevin Farrell is in Canada today for a talk show at the TV studios of the Canadian Catholic Salt & Light Media. The show, with many young people around the theme of the Synod “Young ...

Amoris Laetitia
The Prefect Card. Farrell in the US for a Meeting at Boston College with 24 Theologians

The Prefect Card. Kevin Farrell, who is traveling in the United States and Canada these days, is attending a meeting today, at Boston College, on “Amoris Laetitia: A New Momentum for Moral Formation ...


The Dicastery’s Prefect, Card. Kevin Farrell, attended the 4th Annual Faith and Life Convention, on “Faith in the Family,” organized by the Diocese of Down and Connor and held on Saturday at Our Lady ...