The Prefect

Prefect Farrell’s video message to the participants at the second international preparatory meeting

“You have worked hard, prepared this moment, this commitment is in the hands of the Holy Spirit, who will show us where to go. I would have liked, I wanted very much to be with you personally during ...

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. ...

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 ...

Ad Limina Visit of Bolivia’s Bishops

“We must highlight and value what makes our youth good. Bolivian young people are good and courageous. They engage in volunteer work and evangelization!” This is how the Bolivian Bishops, on their Ad ...

Activities of the Dicastery
The Group St. Teresa: Assistance for separated, divorced or abandoned spouses

On the morning of June 26th, the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life met with the Archdiocese of Toledo (Spain). H.E. Msgr. Braulio Rodriguez Plaza, Archbishop of Toledo, accompanied by a group ...

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, ...


The great Mass of families with the Pope; Cardinal Farrell’s gratitude for the teaching of Amoris Laetitia as a proclamation of tender love. The baton of the World Meeting of Families is passed on.

World Meeting of Families

In the face of the “many opinions and ideologies contrary to the Christian vision of the family,” the only valid argument is the “factum,” that is the reality of “serenity, inner joy, and personal ...