The Prefect

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

WMOF 2022
The official prayer of the 10th World Meeting of Families

The Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life now present the official prayer for the 10th World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. The official hashtag ...

Academic initiatives
On 23 and 24 April an event at the Pontifical Gregorian University

The experience of the pandemic has exposed false certainties and revealed the pitfalls present in relationship dynamics. Fragility and vulnerability have also emerged in the lives of individuals as ...

New martyrs
Our spiritual closeness with the martyrs is good for Christian communities in difficulty, but it is especially good for us.

In the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, in accord with the limitations of the anti-COVID protocols and broadcast throughout the world via internet livestreaming, Cardinal Farrell presided over a ...

10 videos Amoris Laetitia
10 videos illustrate chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation together with testimonies of families

On March 19th, the beginning of the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year took place, and with a video message Card. Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life,  introduces the ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Press conference to present the Amoris Laetitia Family Year

A press conference to mark the start of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, which will begin on 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph and the fifth anniversary of the publication of the apostolic ...

Amoris Laetitia Family Year
An online meeting opens events dedicated to the five years of Amoris Laetitia

Our Daily Love: this is the name of the online event organized for March 19 by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, the Diocese of Rome and the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute ...