The Secretary

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 ...

21/09/2018
Ad Limina Visit
On 6 September, the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, and some officials received a small delegation from the Episcopal Conference of Sudan on the occasion of their ad limina visit to Rome

On 6 September, the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, and some officials received a small delegation from the Episcopal Conference of Sudan on the occasion of their ad limina visit to ...

04/09/2018
Associations and movements
The movement “Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil” met in Arizona to celebrate its anniversary and renew its commitment

The Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate” was the theme on which the 16th US International Meeting of the movement “Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil”, which coincided with its 50th ...

14/08/2018
WYD
Keeping the great event celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013, alive in the memory young people around the world, accompanying them step by step to the next in Panama

Since 2014, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro commemorates the anniversary of 2013 WYD celebrated in Rio, with the aim of encouraging the participation of young people in the next edition of WYD. This ...

09/07/2018
Youth
Emmanuel Community passes the torch to the Shalom Catholic Community who will look after “San Lorenzo” Centre in the near future

On 27th June, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life presided the Solemn Mass closing the academic year in the International Youth Centre “San Lorenzo” in ...

21/06/2018
Dicastery

  “Young people were at the origin of many ecclesial movements;” “the ecclesial movements” have a “long work experience working with the youth;” “the ecclesial movements actively involve ...

14/05/2018
Women and Work

On May 4th, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello introduced the conference on "The Added Value of Women between Business, Family and Society." The Secretary of the Dicastery offered an articulate ...

01/04/2018
Easter
Easter greetings of the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello

“May this Easter be a time of renewal for everyone and for the Church through the family and the young!” This is the wish that the Dicastery’s Secretary, Father Alexandre Awi Mello, addresses to ...

11/03/2018
Activities of the Dicastery
The meeting with the executive council of the Christian Life Community

The Executive Council of the Christian Life Community, led by President Mauricio Lopez Oropeza, met Prefect Kevin Farrell, Secretary Alexandre Awi Mello and Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary for the ...

10/03/2018
Activities of the Dicastery
The meeting with the secretariat of the International Forum of Catholic Action

A few days ago, the secretariat of the International Catholic Action Forum, in Rome for its yearly meeting, met Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery, Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary ...