The Secretary

05/11/2021
WYD
Exaudi News interview with the Secretary of the Dicastery in the run-up to the diocesan WYD on 21 November

  “Young people are ‘God’s now’ and the strength of the Church,” says Father Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, when talking about  the ...

27/10/2021
Sport
Acknowledgement of the Dicastery's work in promoting faith and values through sport

  On October 1st, the President of the Retina d'Oro, Mauro Rufini together with Sports Director, Giampiero Caneschi, presented the "Special 2021 Retina d'Oro Award" to the Dicastery for ...

09/06/2021
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 ...

18/05/2021
Guidelines WYD
The guidelines approved by the Holy Father are an encouragement for the whole Church to give a new impetus to the youth day celebrated in the local realities

An experience of faith and vocational discernment, a personal encounter between pastors and young people (not only those involved in the life of the Church), an opportunity to discover and put into ...

18/02/2021
Elderly
Address of Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

On 11 February, l’Osservatore Romano published an address of the Secretary of the Dicastery, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., on the institution of the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, ...

14/12/2020
Youth
The Secretary meets with leaders in pastoral ministry to young adults in the United States on the challenges of the pandemic in the accompaniment of young adults.

The Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, took part in the online conference “Arise! Ministry with young adults in a time of innovation,” which took ...

25/11/2020
Woman
The Secretary’s reflections for the International Council of the UMOFC/WUCWO

The International Council of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (UMOFC/WUCWO) met virtually over these past few days via videoconference for the annual formation course for the thirty ...

05/11/2020
Christus Vivit
Meeting of the National Youth Ministry Teams of the Latin American region of the Southern Cone

The 2018 Synod on Young People is now in the phase of its full realization, and young people are tasked with proposing ideas and projects so that the Synod can be implemented by Bishops’ Conferences, ...

03/11/2020
Youth
In the light of Christus vivit, a reflection from Fr. Awi Mello for the virtual meeting of the youth ministry leaders of Mexico and Central America

From 26 – 31 October, the virtual meeting for youth ministry on the theme of “We are not alone, we walk together” was held in Mexico and Central America. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event ...

21/09/2020
Youth
For popular, synodal and missionary pastoral care in the Dominican Republic

“Towards the horizon with our feet on the ground” was the theme of the 5th National Assembly of Youth Ministry in the Dominican Republic, which was celebrated on 11 and 12 September 2020, live on ...