The Secretary

17/01/2019
Young People
Video interview with the Secretary of the Dicastery on the eve of the Panama gathering. Expectations and interrelationship with the Synod on Young People and the next international Forum in June

Just before leaving for Panama, Father Alexandre Awi Mello  answers some questions on the encounter of the young people attending the WYD with the people and the Church of Central America.  ...

25/12/2018
Prefect Farrell’s Christmas Greetings

“Are our hearts open wide enough to welcome the words of Christ in our lives?”.  This is what our Prefect, Kevin Farrell asks us all in his video greetings message for Christmas 2018.  “The ...

16/12/2018
Our Secretary, Father Awi spoke to TV 2000 about the volume “She is My Mother” born from the dialogue with Pope Francis

From the first moments in Lujàn, in the Marian sanctuaries, with the people, to the encounters that untangle the knots, in Aparecida,  to the encounters in the form of prayer:  it is the ...

12/12/2018
Dicastery
The Secretary, Awi Mello interviewed by “Vida e Família”, the CNBB magazine

The World Meeting of Families last Summer in Dublin and the great but compelling challenges to be faced in the light of Amoris Laetitia, but above all the new, imminent World Youth Day in Panama. The ...

03/12/2018
Young People

For the past few days, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of our Dicastery, was in Panama along with Father João Chagas, Head of the Youth Office, joining in the preparations for World Youth Day to ...

21/11/2018
Dicastery Activities
Values, Processes and Mission for Strategic Planning in a Synodal Context

“We are really trying to become a Synodal Church as Pope Francis has requested. We are going through the experience of looking together at the service we are providing the Church by means of our ...

20/11/2018
Schoenstatt
Prefect Farrell presided over a mass in memory of the Founder of the Apostolic Movement, Father Josef Kentenich

The Roman Schoenstatt family gathered together on 13th November last at the Church of Santa Maria dell’Anima to celebrate the end of the Kentenich Year with a solemn mass.  The celebration was ...

21/10/2018
#Synod2018
The statements of our Secretary, Alexandre Awi Mello and Father João Chagas on the Synod in progress

Kevin Farrell, Prefect,  Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary and Father Joao Chagas from the Youth Office of the Dicastery are all attending the Synod of Young People on the matter of “Young People, ...

17/10/2018
Pope Francis
In a volume published by “Città Nuova”, the Pope talks to the Secretary of our Dicastery, Father Awi Mello

“She is My Mother” will be in the bookshops tomorrow and is the fruit of a conversation between Pope Francis and Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of our Dicastery. “This book – affirmed the Pope – has ...

01/10/2018
Dicastery
Fr. Awi Mello: “We need to train laity for the urgent needs of our time, and for the needs of a Church that looks outwards towards society, the specific environment of the laity”

Three international associations led the concluding panel discussion on day three of the International Symposium: “Promotion and Formation of the Laity: best practices”, organised by the Dicastery for ...